Wellbeing in families: it’s a matter of balance
When I was a young girl I daydreamed quite a bit wishing my life was different. The primary school I attended held an annual raffle and one year the prize was a doll’s house. It was a beautiful house with a blue roof with many…
No one tells me my children can’t do something
One day a teacher told us that one of our sons was uncoordinated and not good at sport. In fact, he said we should lower our expectations for his athletic future. Well, that was like a red rag to a bull! No one tells me…
Finding Purpose, Meaning and a Virtuous Life
One school holidays I organized a trip to an artificial limb factory to help my children grow in knowledge, compassion, empathy and be thankful for all they have received. I rang to make a booking. The gentleman on the phone politely asked if a family…
Babies weren’t the only things thrown into the pool
If I had a dime for every time I was asked, “Hey, are they all yours?” – referring to my children – I’d be a very wealthy woman by now! People often asked me why I wanted so many children and I’d compare raising a…
You are braver, stronger and smarter than you think!
Positive education opens up a world of opportunities. It increases levels of happiness, life satisfaction, self-esteem and positive self-attribution. Positive psychologists Maslow and Seligman believe that schoolchildren can be taught skills that increase their resilience, positive emotion, engagement and meaning in life. When I was…
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