Toddlers' online obsessions and raising boys right

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 25 February 2016

26 mins

Why are toddlers obsessed with watching unpacking videos online? Dr Kristy Goodwin, children's brain researcher at Every Chance to Learn, explains the phenomenon and chats screen monitoring, techno tantrums and You Tube safety filters.

Plus, how do you raise strong boys in today's world? Sydney University professor Raewyn Connell discusses schooling, role models and the changing face of masculinity.  

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