Over the next two months, Kiwi Families are featuring posts on education and technology.Â We are talking to some more great kiwi families about their experiences. In this post, we meet the AitkenRead family – an especially creative crew, who largely live screen-free lives and are unschoolers.Â What is unschooling you ask?Â Read on and find out what mum, Lucy AitkenRead had to say! Continue reading »
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I have long since lost track of how many times Iâve said this line in the years Iâve served as a shop assistant. Iâve certainly heard my share of âjust lookingâ, âno thank-youâ, and the classic Possum-in-Headlights stare. Continue reading »
It’s hard making that decision as a parent to let your young teenager go out certain places in the first place, right! If you read my previous post on questions to ask your teen before saying yes to going out, you’ll already have thought about about someÂ questions you might like to ask your teen before they head out on their own.Â Continue reading »
Technology is part of our lives and it is not going away. How much you want to let it into your life and for what purpose are questions every one of us is faced with on a daily basis. Technology is a tool I use to make my life, my business and my familyâs life easier. I think of the computer and the toaster on the same level; they are tools. I use them when I need them, then I carry on smelling the flowers and enjoying the world around me. Continue reading »
In an age where we literally have an array of technological devices at our fingertips, there are a high number of articles, blogs and opinion pieces espousing the dangers of âscreen timeâ for our young people. At the same time, there are conflicting opinions highlighting the way in which technology can serve to bolster our childrenâs education and work to support learners as they move through their education pathways. So as parents, how do we distinguish what technology is beneficial for our children and their learning? Whose opinions do we take advice from? Continue reading »
In today’s busy fast paced world, technology can be a godsend. If you can transact online then that’s one less thing you need to worry about right? The size of the internet has grown so big that as at July 2014, the World Wide Web contains around 3.3 billion pages. We can do our banking online and according to Statistics New Zealand, half of kiwis have now shopped at least once online. Let’s face it: the internet provides us with convenience and flexibility. This is the way of the modern world if we want to keep pace.
The first mention of âeducation and technologyâ tends to bring people out in a rash of raising funds for computers in classrooms, and making sure every child has an iPad at the age of six. Continue reading »
Are you too busy â spending your days rushing from one activity to another? Do you feel pressured to live up to otherâs expectations â or your own self-imposed standards? Would you like to step off the âwheelâ, find breathing space and simplify your life?Â Continue reading »
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