Tag Archives: role models

he’s doing it for the attention

January 13, 2013

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Many years ago I worked in the disability field. One day I was asked to go to a group home where I had not worked before. It was a busy morning shift , getting the five residents up and ready for their day placements. One of the young men in the home had cerebral palsy. […]

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fear versus love

January 13, 2013

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There are two base emotions – fear and love (Dr Bryan Post). How do fear and love play out in our parenting? “How do your words fall on your child’s heart?” Lisa Nichols. Fear-based parenting views the child as “bad”. Love-based parenting views the child as worthy of our love, time, and attention. Fear-based parenting […]

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how quickly they grow

November 10, 2012

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How quickly they grow. In one of the parent groups I facilitated this year, a dad was talking about how proud he was of his 10 year-old son. I can’t remember the specifics but the boy had really thought something through. Having a 10 year-old son myself, I reflected that when your child is 10 […]

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spending time

August 10, 2012

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We’ve all heard the argument over spending quality versus quantity time with kids. I was reminded this week of the difference between “doing with” and “being with” by my youngest son. I had done a lot with him this particular evening but we hadn’t had any time together where we were just sitting and being. […]

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cadel evans

July 24, 2011

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Cadel Evans has won the 2011 Tour de France. After competing in the event for 7 years, Cadel’s win proves that persistence, courage, determination and hard work pay off. He’s a great role model and an Awesome Aussie! However, you can’t win the Tour de France on your own. You need a very supportive and dedicated team […]

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yunupingu

May 3, 2011

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The Yolngu people are from the top-end of Australia and are credited with creating the yidaki (didgeridoo). Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is from the Yolngu mob and sings in Yolgnu language. He has recently appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Gurrumul is the nephew of Mandawuy Yunupingu who sang in a mixture of English […]

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nick vujicic

May 1, 2011

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My Dad frequently said to us kids “I thought I was poor because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet”. It was his way of telling us that there is always someone else doing it tougher. Elizabeth over at Mirth and Motivation has written a lovely post about a […]

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children see, children do

March 18, 2011

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The following video was released at least five years ago, and was produced for Child Protection Week by NAPCAN, a child protection agency in Australia. It is very powerful visually and may disturb some people.

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