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About Ayesha

Ayesha is a mum of two kids who loves exploring Sydney with her little ones. Pursuing a career in psychology she volunteers at a local victim support organisation and writes when she is not reading. In between school runs she does DIY up-cycling projects and grows bonsai trees.

Tween TV Guide- What to Watch in the Holidays

It seems like we are living in the golden era of TV shows. These days the quality of TV shows is reaching new heights and perhaps for the first time, viewers anticipate new TV shows more than movies. With the convenience of on-demand viewing, watching TV has never been so much fun. Children’s programs are no different but with so many choices available, sometimes it just becomes too difficult to select what to watch.

Here are a few suggestions for your tween tv guide that my kids and I have enjoyed:

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Should I delay starting school? These are the benefits of waiting

delay starting school

As parents, we want the best for our kids and want to make informed choices for them. One of the most hotly discussed topics amongst parents is the right age when a child should start school. For most people in Australia, it means when the child turns 5 years of age. If you are wondering if this is too early you are probably right. In many other developed countries, formal schooling starts at the age of 6 years.

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How to manage screen time (without the tantrums!)

SCREEN TIME

Like most parents, I get nightmares about my kids over-using technology and being hooked onto their digital devices all the time. New terms like “technology addiction” or “internet use disorder” don’t help either. By the way, I might just mention here that both these terms do not exist in DSM 5 (the diagnostic manual used by most mental health professionals around the world). However, “Internet gaming disorder” does exist but a child must have some very serious symptoms to fall into that category.

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