12 Dec 2019

Parenting With Technology

 How to Create a Healthy balance with your Toddler

In the current digital world parenting with technology is complicated. This is because some parents think using the old fashioned ways of parenting is the only way to go. Instead, parents should integrate the old fashioned parenting principles with the new era of technology, because technology is here to stay. Technology is not only available to older kids and teenagers but also available to toddlers who are still young. For this reason, parents should focus on some aspects so that technology can be used in a healthy balanced way.

Have a Family Technological Plan

As a parent ensure your children are using technology in accordance with your family values and principles. Technological media can be allowed among the kids during certain times; however, there are some instances in which technology should be discouraged such as during face to face conversation.

Monitor and Mentor your Kids

Your kids especially the young ones tend to learn more from your behavior in social media. You cannot win against technology if you’re constantly staring at your own screen.Ensure you have set your own screen boundaries, and then monitor your children use of technology.

Set Limits with your Toddlers on Screen time

Toddlers can use technology to play games or read picture stories. However, there screen time should also be limited, so that they can engage in other physical activities. Toddlers screen time can be limited to two hours daily and the other free time should used as playtime.

Technological boundaries

In your household, ensure you have set certain places that are technology free. This could be during meal time,  during play time, and during bed time so that your children can sleep well. Moreover, it’s important to explain to your children sites that you approve and why.

Technology has been known to immensely improve the state of our lives, however, with the advantages comes shortcomings, which can affect kids negatively. Parents need to be on top of the game when monitoring children use of technology.

What’s Happening @ Kinda-Mindi

Unfortunately we will not be holding any Mothers Day events at the services this year. We do wish all the mum, grandmothers, aunts and all other important women in each child's life a Happy Mother's Day!
Mothers Day
Sunday 10th May
National Families Week is a time to celebrate with your family, make contact with your extended family and friends, and share in the enjoyment of family activities within the wider community. It is a time to celebrate the meaning of family and to make the most of family life.
National Families Week
15th - 21st May
On 26 May 1998, the first National Sorry Day was held to commemorate the anniversary of the report and remember the grief, suffering and injustice experienced by the stolen generations.
Sorry Day
Tuesday 26th May
The theme for 2020 is "In this together". Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/).
Reconcilation Week
27th May - 3rd June
Be sure to tune in at 11am. You can access colouring in sheets and register for the reading at - https://www.alia.org.au/nss
National Simultaneous Storytime
Wednesday 27th May / "Whitney and Britany: Chicken Diva's"
This year, the morning tea will be virtual! Even though we can not gather with our friends and families, we can still raise money to support the Cancer Council's life-saving research, prevention and support programs.
Biggest Morning Tea
Thursday 28th May
This World Environment Day, learn how all living things on Earth are connected in the web of life and how we can act #ForNature
World Environment Day
Friday 5th June
On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honour our ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and millions of others around our blue planet to start creating a better future. By working together, we can -- and will -- protect and restore our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration on 8 June with continuing engagement year-round!
World Oceans Day
Monday 8th June
Kinda-Mindi services will be closed on this day. We do not charge families for public holidays.
Monday 8th June / Queen's Birthday