Category Archives: Education

Aristotle said participate

Aristotle said participate

For the past few weeks my friend (who is also a mum) and I have been to a series of talks with a philosopher. This modern day philosopher spoke on the topic, ‘Is there life before death?’ and the next day, my friend and I met for a coffee and a debrief on how the… Continue Reading

How to build resilience in your child

How to build resilience in your child

Resilience has become the buzz word in schools over the past decade and there have been many self help parenting books written on the topic. When we were growing up, I don’t remember anyone talking about how important it was to build resilience and why it was necessary. So why now? The definition of resilience… Continue Reading

Stand up for Malala: Empowering girls through education

Stand up for Malala: Empowering girls through education

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai is an inspiration. At age 15, she was shot in the head by the Taliban because she wanted an education for her and every other girl in Pakistan. She defied all odds and survived the ordeal. The Taliban took away her freedom to live in Pakistan, but her fight for the right… Continue Reading

Childhood traits: Nature Vs Nurture

Childhood traits: Nature Vs Nurture

Nature versus Nurture is a huge topic in parenting and not one that can be covered quickly, but it comes up so often as a cause and effect of many behaviours and quirks in our children it is worth thinking about. The premise of the debate is whether behaviours and personalities of our children are… Continue Reading

Spreading opportunity: one page at a time

Spreading opportunity: one page at a time

Sydney Morning Herald columnist Sam deBrito writes on topics that matter. I first met him when he wrote on Rev. Graham Long’s book, Love Over Hate: Finding Life by the wayside and he gets into many of the heavy social issues. Last weekend, he wrote about a charity I have been following, Room to Read.… Continue Reading

Is 4 too young to start school?

Is 4 too young to start school?

This time last year, I started agonizing over whether my daughter was ready for school. Her birthday is in June and in the state we live in, the cut off for sending children to school the following January is July 31st. Most of her preschool class was going to school the following year. She would… Continue Reading