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Joanne Mallon
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Joanne Mallon

Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove, UK
I am a journalist, author, blogger & life coach. I also run www.KidsBlogClub.com , for children who blog and their parents

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  • Followers 8
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17Feb
Is technology making parents lazy?

Prams have moved on a lot since I was last pushing one. Today s new parents have the option of prams that push themselves and even put ...

11Feb
How has technology and the internet helped make the world a safer place?

We talk a lot about the bad things that have come out of the internet and our technological age, but let s not forget how much tech has ...

16Dec

Does your child use Instant Messaging?

11Dec
Can tech pets help to teach children empathy?

My son wants a pet fish for Christmas. More specifically, he wants a [Robo ...

02Dec
What are your tips for organising Christmas?

First of all we shop less and with in laws who have children we only buy for the kids (by mutual agreement). I used to plan months ahead but I found ...

19Nov
Will we see more 3D printed toys in 2014?

3D printing technology has really got my children excited this year. They’d love to be able to design a model and bring it to life. Obviously they ...

14Nov
Is it OK to submit homework in digital format?

Thanks to all who have answered this question so thoughtfully. I thought you would like to know the end of the story: We decided to ask the teacher ...

14Nov
Has anyone bought Kinect Sesame Street TV?

Yes we've got this (though I was given it to review rather than buying it). I thought it was great fun and very educational, just as you'd expect ...

15Oct
Is it OK to submit homework in digital format?

If a child is asked to create something, does that always have to be a physical something or is digital now an accepted alternative? My son has been ...

11Oct
What do you buy for the Minecraft fan in your biome this Christmas?

Given the popularity of Minecraft amongst children right now, it’s inevitable that the merchandise will do well this Christmas. Amazon is awash with ...

10Oct
Do you snoop on your child’s Facebook if they leave it logged in?

Yesterday my 13-year-old daughter was using my PC to check Facebook, and when I turned it on this morning she’s still logged in. If I wanted to I ...

08Oct
What's the best app for reminding you to drink more water?

Well I know what you mean, but if it really was as simple as that then I would have done it by now. I guess I see an app as supporting the ...

08Oct
Can an app help my child to speak more confidently?

Both I guess - speaking clearly and being able to get your meaning across.

08Oct
What can I buy a robot mad kid for Christmas?

Some great recommendations here! I love how sophisticated robotic toys are getting. Lego Mindstorms looks great, though at £300 I fear it's ...

03Oct
Would you recommend Samsung Chromebook for a 11th grader?

I have a Samsung Chromebook and my daughter uses it a lot for homework (and everything else - basically she has stolen it). The RRP is £229 but ...

03Oct
Can an app help my child to speak more confidently?

Speech delays are amongst the most common developmental delays for children, and where there’s an anxious parent, tech will find a solution. [The ...

02Oct

What's the best app for reminding you to drink more water?

29Sep
Do you limit your child's screen-time?

I don't limit it at all, but we don't tend to have TV on all the time and often read in the evening instead. It means that when we do turn the TV on ...

Q: Is technology making parents lazy?

A: Prams have moved on a lot since I was last pushing one. Today s new parents have the option of prams that push themselves and even put themselves ...

3 years ago

Q: How has technology and the internet helped make the world a safer place?

A: We talk a lot about the bad things that have come out of the internet and our technological age, but let s not forget how much tech has helped to ...

3 years ago

Q: Can tech pets help to teach children empathy?

A: My son wants a pet fish for Christmas. More specifically, he wants a [Robo ...

3 years ago

Q: What are your tips for organising Christmas?

A: First of all we shop less and with in laws who have children we only buy for the kids (by mutual agreement). I used to plan months ahead but I found ...

3 years ago

Q: Will we see more 3D printed toys in 2014?

A: 3D printing technology has really got my children excited this year. They’d love to be able to design a model and bring it to life. Obviously they ...

3 years ago

Q: Has anyone bought Kinect Sesame Street TV?

A: Yes we've got this (though I was given it to review rather than buying it). I thought it was great fun and very educational, just as you'd expect ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it OK to submit homework in digital format?

A: If a child is asked to create something, does that always have to be a physical something or is digital now an accepted alternative? My son has been ...

3 years ago

Q: What do you buy for the Minecraft fan in your biome this Christmas?

A: Given the popularity of Minecraft amongst children right now, it’s inevitable that the merchandise will do well this Christmas. Amazon is awash with ...

3 years ago

Q: Do you snoop on your child’s Facebook if they leave it logged in?

A: Yesterday my 13-year-old daughter was using my PC to check Facebook, and when I turned it on this morning she’s still logged in. If I wanted to I ...

3 years ago

Q: Would you recommend Samsung Chromebook for a 11th grader?

A: I have a Samsung Chromebook and my daughter uses it a lot for homework (and everything else - basically she has stolen it). The RRP is £229 but ...

3 years ago

Q: Can an app help my child to speak more confidently?

A: Speech delays are amongst the most common developmental delays for children, and where there’s an anxious parent, tech will find a solution. [The ...

3 years ago

Q: Do you limit your child's screen-time?

A: I don't limit it at all, but we don't tend to have TV on all the time and often read in the evening instead. It means that when we do turn the TV on ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I stay friends with my teen?

A: I am curious as to why you want to be friends with her? I would say I have a friendly relationship with my teen, but ultimately I'm a parent, not a ...

3 years ago

Q: What do you buy the techy kid who’s moved on from toys to gadgets?

A: As our children get bigger, the things they want get smaller and more expensive. Bad for the bank balance but easier on the wrapping paper. Gifts ...

3 years ago

Q: How do I deal with my 3 year old's tantrums?

A: I am the author of a book about toddlers which contains a chapter about tantrums, so I can tell you for sure that it is 100% normal. If you talk to ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I help my child apply to Oxbridge?

A: I am just starting to look into this too, and initial feedback suggests that it's depth of reading that counts. So as well as reading the assigned ...

3 years ago

Q: Should school start at age six or seven?

A: I am happy with the current starting age, but I would like to see smaller class size and more emphasis on social skills and learning through play ...

3 years ago

Q: Which are your favourite Roald Dahl books?

A: They're all great, I couldn't pick a favourite. If you get a chance to go, the Roald Dahl centre in Buckinghamshire is definitely worth a visit.

3 years ago

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