Monthly Archives: May 2013

“I’m not racist” is no excuse for making racist comments

Everybody makes mistakes and we should be forgiven for making mistakes, especially when heartfelt apologies are made. One of the lessons that needs to be learned from the racist comments made against Adam Goodes in the past week is that … Continue reading

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Planting seeds

When parents think about their children becoming teenagers, they often brace themselves for a rough ride. Some parents dread their chatty primary school aged children becoming moody, secretive and monosyllabic. Others are petrified of their kids “going off the rails” … Continue reading

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What’s the rush?

It’s NAPLAN time again. That time of year when Australian school children are tested to see how they are performing relative to their peers. There are clear signs that this year, the pressure seems to be even greater than ever. … Continue reading

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When friends become family

Is blood thicker than water? Most people dream of being part of a close family. The idea of having a sister or brother who is more like a best friend sounds perfect. Family members who live close to one another … Continue reading

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