Protecting our children in a digital world

In today’s digital world, most people don’t think twice about documenting our children’s milestones on social media. From birth and right through school, parents are sharing every aspect of their family life with family and friends. And it’s not just… Continue Reading >

How cooking can help children with anxiety

By Chris Dickson, Youthrive Psychologist   Today, children are growing up in a whole new world. The boom in technology means that children are facing a lot of new difficulties that their parents never grew up with. Children are now… Continue Reading >

Children and Technology

In the age of technology and social media, children and adolescents are now less likely to be physically active. Research has indicated that living a sedentary lifestyle (e.g. not being physically active and playing video games or watching television) can… Continue Reading >

Being A Stay At Home Mum 

There is a lot of opinions out there about stay at home mums. Lately, I’ve seen a lot of things on social media about stay at home mums, about how they don’t do anything except sit around all day and… Continue Reading >

How Messaging Apps are Changing the Game for First-Time Parents

We know all too well the challenges and experiences of becoming a new parent. On top of crying babies and midnight feeds there is always family and friends who want to call you relentlessly, or drop by unannounced to meet… Continue Reading >

Protecting our children from pornography online. The Internet, Sex Education, Social Media, Porn and navigating this minefield.

Technology has changed the way we parent and we are treading new ground. The game has completely changed over the past decade and one of the things that surprises us most (and scares us too) is internet porn. 30% of… Continue Reading >

Effects of Social Media on Children

Social Media has both benefits and risks when children use it. Although there are restrictions on the membership in most social media platforms, which only allows 13 years old or older to be a member, there are some issues which… Continue Reading >