It’s tough being a parent today, and much of this has to do with technology

Raising Tech-Healthy Humans is a training course for parents to talk about the high’s and low’s of raising children and pre-teens in an age of smartphones, social-media and safety-ism. 

This 3-week course is for parents with primary school-aged children who are concerned about the impacts of digital technology on their kids’ lives. It’s also for parents with younger children who are proactively seeking guidance to help them set up their children with great tech- and non-tech habits. 

The course is hosted by St Clements Anglican Church in Kingston, Hobart, and will run over three weeks — Thursday 16th March, 23rd March and 30th March from 7:15pm-9pm. Tickets are $15 per person for the whole course, and the price includes light-refreshments. 

The presenter, Daniel Sih, is an award-winning author, productivity expert and TEDx speaker. He is a parent with three-children and lives in Hobart. Daniel’s first book, Spacemakerwon the Australian Business Book Award for Personal Development in 2021, the Royal Dragonfly Book Award for Science and Technology in 2022, and the Feathered Quill Book Award for Self-Help in 2023. His latest book, Raising Tech-Healthy Humans, is an Amazon best-seller and provides the framework for our parenting conversations.

This is an interactive training course with practical outcomes. There will be time to talk with other parents and support each other in the wonderfully complex task of raising healthy, whole-hearted humans.

Note: advice given at this course is general in nature and designed to provide encouragement, support and healthy accountability for parents. It is an adults only space. It is not a replacement for professional or medical support for children struggling with addictions, mental health issues, educational or behavioural challenges.  


  • How does digital overuse impact the mental health of young people?
  • When and how should I give my child a smartphone? 
  • What types of media are better for my child’s brain?
  • How do I establish healthier screen-time limits?
  • How do I engage in relationship-forming tech conversations?
  • How might I talk with my children about digital sexuality and online pornography?
  • What strategies can I use to encourage healthy tech and non-tech habits as a family?
  • What can we do to encourage adventures away from a screen?
  • And more!