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  • My son was in your digital safety talk this morning and he is a very intuitive and in touch child who makes quick an accurate assessments of people. He came home and told me all about the talk and the thing he remembered most was what you had to say about reputation. He also said that you are a very good person inside and out and that I was not to miss your talk to the parents this evening, and he was right. What a valuable and informative presentation. Thank you!

    Ingrid Dukes mum of a grade 6 boy at Somerset College, Western Cape
  • Dear Nikki,Thank you for sharing your expertise at our school’s Empowered Parenting Seminar.Your talk about Parenting on the Run was engaging, interactive and so relevant for today’s parents who are faced with so many difficult challenges. We appreciate your thoughtfulness in crafting a presentation that related so well with the parents of our school. We also appreciate your approachability and professionalism. We have received only great reviews and feedback from the parents and teachers about the Parenting on the Run talk. The parents left the seminar feeling energised and empowered to apply all the practical ideas they received about connecting authentically with their children.Thank you again for ending our parent seminar on such a high note. We hope to work with you in the future!

    Jabu Nkosi Deputy Principal, Woodbridge Primary School, Cape Town, South Africa
  • As our children become increasingly technically proficient and preoccupied, it is vital for adults, parents and teachers to be aware of the world they frequent! Tech-savvy Parenting is a comprehensive, practical and insightful guide to understanding the possibilities and perils of this world, how to make it safe for our children, and how to embrace the opportunities it presents.

    Keith Wilke College Head, HeronBridge College, Johannesburg
  • As respected authorities in their respective fields of parenting and technology I am thrilled that Nikki and Arthur have collaborated in offering their profound knowledge, experience and expertise. The need for assistance in navigating the minefield of our high-tech world with our children is paramount. The timing couldn’t be better. Tech-Savvy Parenting is an essential read that combines parenting and technology in a most unique and accessible way that will inform, guide and help you gain a balanced perspective. Nikki and Arthur tap into the essence of being a connected family member, both online and offline.

    Dorianne Cara Weil (Dr D) Clinical Psychologist
  • “In a time when most publications relating to technology focus on the huge commercial successes of Facebook, Twitter and others, Nikki’s book asks and answers the important questions around the impact of technology and associated trends on our children. This is a critical view and an indispensable tool for the modern parent."

    Mike Stopforth CEO of Cerebra
  • “Never before has it been so important for those dealing with children, whether as a parent or an educator, to stay abreast with what children have at their fingertips. Nikki and Arthur’s new book ‘Tech-Savvy Parenting’ is a must-read! It is obvious that the authors understand the needs of youngsters today and acknowledge that their world is very different to the one their parents grew up in. Having said that, this book expresses the importance of the role of the parent and the family in a child’s digital life.”

    Sylvia Buschberger Principal, Montrose Primary School, Johannesburg
  • "As Managing Editor of Longevity Magazine, and a mother of two preteens, this is a book that I will be referring to time and again. In today's digital age, our children are exposed to more mediums of communication than we ever were. Nikki Bush and Arthur Goldstuck provide readers with practical information that is valuable to both parent and child, as we navigate this ever-changing landscape together. Technology, understood and used correctly and safely, can be of great benefit, and can reaffirm the connection between our children and ourselves – both on- and offline."

    Kim Bell managing editor, Longevity magazine
  • "Having just returned from presenting workshops to young adults in Manhattan I feel that this book should be compulsory reading for every parent-even more so for parents of children from privileged backgrounds."

    clinical psychologist specialising in the psychology of appreciation
  • "In our world of such re-aligned and re-negotiated relationships - often mediated by technology - there has never been more potential or more threat for children to learn and connect, or to find themselves hurt and excluded. Unless parents empower themselves, they could find themselves helpless bystanders. That’s what this book provides: clear, sensible and informed empowerment."

    Marc Falconer outgoing headmaster of King David High School, Linksfield and author of Notes From A Headmaster’s Desk: The Challenges of Education, Parenting and Teenagers
  • “It is refreshing to read a book by a parenting author supporting parents to encourage them to take advantage of the benefits of modern technology. Nikki gives sensible advice on avoiding the dangers that exist when used irresponsibly. She believes, like me, that trust is good but control is better!”

    Dr Dereck Jackson counsellor, educator and author of Parenting with Panache
  • "Invaluable information that all parents need to be aware of."

    Izabella Gates author of the Life Talk series, MD Life Talk Forum
  • “This book is a reminder of why it is so important not to allow the overuse of screens to hijack the first 1000 days of a child’s life, while at the same time setting the scene for healthy assimilation of screens as a child develops so that they are prepared for an increasingly digital future.”

    Lynda Smith CEO of BrainBoosters
  • “As parents we have a choice. We can either embark on this digital journey with our children or risk losing them to a world we do not understand. The earlier we begin, the better. Teach them the boundaries when they are toddlers, and hopefully by the time they are curious, rebellious teens, they will be able navigators, alert to the risks and alive to the opportunities that the online space offers. Tech-Savvy Parenting is a compass every parent needs to navigate those digital waters safely.”

    Sally Burdett eTV’s parenting show, Great Expectations
  • "The world is changing at a rapid rate, as parents and teachers it is almost impossible to keep pace with our digital natives and technology advances - here is a definitive guide to parenting in the digital world."

    Mark Hayter Headmaster, Grayston Preparatory School
  • "Arthur and Nikki have written the book that everyone wants, whether they know it or not. It's an absorbing, accessible and inspiring book for everyone, from a stay-at-home parent to a big cheese businessman, and from a wannabe six year-old to a tech-savvy know-it-all 14 year-old."

    Jenny Crwys-Williams Radio 702 presenter
  • “Technology could be the miracle cure needed to transform education; conversely, it could lead to the disintegration of human relationships. In Tech-Savvy Parenting, Nikki Bush and Arthur Goldstuck traverse the chasm of opinion that is so divided about the power of technology, and offer parents insights into how best to utilise technology for enhancing education and helping children to learn to get along.”

    Alistair Stewart Boys Preparatory Head, St Stithians College
  • “If you’re a parent or someone involved in the lives of today’s digitally nurtured young people, you must read this book. It is a superb insight into the digital world that is shaping our children – and us – and provides both helpful insights and practical tips for how we can raise well-balanced children in the midst of all this technology. The book manages to tread a perfect line between the need to help our children understand and thrive in this digital world, and yet also protect them from the excesses and dangers that lurk therein. Children who are raised on the principles shared in this book are going to be superstars in the new world of work that is emerging all around us. I cannot recommend it highly enough. “

    Dr Graeme Codrington futurist, presenter and co-founder of TomorrowToday
  • “The authors celebrate and honour the essential nature of child development, how children learn and the digital media’s place in it all. We know that screens should be used by children in moderation, but what does that mean? This book explains the concept of moderation so well. I cannot recommend it highly enough to every parent, educator and therapist.”

    Cara-Lee Weir-Smith occupational therapist, founder of Impact Learning
  • “As our children become increasingly technically proficient and preoccupied, it is vital for adults, parents and teachers to be aware of the world they frequent! Tech-savvy Parenting is a comprehensive, practical and insightful guide to understanding the possibilities and perils of this world, how to make it safe for our children, and how to embrace the opportunities it presents.”

    Keith Wilke College Head, HeronBridge College, Johannesburg
  • “As respected authorities in their respective fields of parenting and technology I am thrilled that Nikki and Arthur have collaborated in offering their profound knowledge, experience and expertise. The need for assistance in navigating the minefield of our high-tech world with our children is paramount. The timing couldn’t be better. Tech-Savvy Parenting is an essential read that combines parenting and technology in a most unique and accessible way that will inform, guide and help you gain a balanced perspective. Nikki and Arthur tap into the essence of being a connected family member, both online and offline.”

    Dorianne Cara Weil (Dr D) Clinical Psychologist
  • “They say that all good things come to those who wait, and whilst we have done so, we have been truly blessed as the Penzance Family in having you share your expertise and wealth of knowledge with us. Thank you Nikki.”

    Colin Madgin Principal, Penzance Primary School, Durban, South Africa
  • Thank you for an amazing morning. It was very special to have you as a keynote speaker for our preschool teacher’s conference at Play-With-A-Purpose.I especially appreciate the manner in which you were able to simplify your talk without diluting the content. In this way you were very effective in making complex information accessible to everyone present.  I was also thoroughly impressed how you made such a serious topic so much fun with the games you played with the audience. We really appreciate all you do for us as we work at making a better future for our country.  Once  again many thanks

    Robyn Wienand founder, Play-With-A-Purpose, South Africa
  • I own a Montessori preschool, teach a class of 20 children and am a mother of two toddlers under the age of 5, so I know my way around children. I can read their moods and stimulate them appropriately. Nikki Bush's Parenting on the Run workshop made me excited about parenting, it opened my eyes to a simpler, easier way of connecting with my children - both in the classroom and at home. I remembered and experienced what it feels like to be present, and the importance of giving my children the best present which is my presence. I can't wait to start a new family ritual and play all the games with my little ones.Thank you Nikki Bush!

    Delicia Moraleda Principal Garden Road Montessori Preschool
  • "A wonderfully entertaining, yet insightful message for today’s parents, challenging us all to evaluate how well we use the snippets of time which we have with our children, during our busy days."

    St Catherine’s School St Catherine’s School
  • “They say that all good things come to those who wait, and whilst we have done so, we have been truly blessed as the Penzance Family in having you share your expertise and wealth of knowledge with us. Thank you Nikki.”

    Colin Madgin Principle, Penzance
  • A big thank you to Nikki for attempting to keep us sane – from fun on the run, future-proofing and everything in between – it simply works!”

    Charmaine Johnston
  • Thank you for an amazing morning. It was very special to have you as a keynote speaker for our preschool teacher’s conference at Play-With-A-Purpose.I especially appreciate the manner in which you were able to simplify your talk without diluting the content. In this way you were very effective in making complex information accessible to everyone present.  I was also thoroughly impressed how you made such a serious topic so much fun with the games you played with the audience.We really appreciate all you do for us as we work at making a better future for our country.  Once  again many thanks

    Robyn Wienand founder, Play-With-A-Purpose, South Africa
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