Tag Archives: perspective taking

Tasting Freedom – and why this is my last Blog Post ever.

There’s this moment when I’m flying down the hill, wind in my face, blue sky above me, and I notice this thought passing by – that this is it, THIS is tasting freedom.  It’s exhilarating, and not just because I’ve … Continue reading

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The Jacarandas are Blooming – The Importance of Stories

It’s the eve before Toothless’ birthday and we’re enjoying a goodnight snuggle as I start to tell him the story of his birth.  He wriggles and giggles with anticipation – he’s heard this many times before, and he delights in … Continue reading

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Getting to “Sorry”

Many years ago, friends of mine were adjusting to having their second baby at home.  They were distressed that their older child seemed to delight in hurting their newest family member.  They asked her why she kept hitting/pushing/pinching her sister.  Her … Continue reading

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Do You Walk the Walk?

A recent New York Times article “Raising a Moral Child” by Adam Grant went viral last month.  In it, he summarised a 1980 study on altruism development in children: “Psychologist J. Philippe Rushton gave 140 elementary- and middle-school-age children tokens … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of Someone Else… Taking Perspective on Parenting

Are you sitting comfortably? I’m not sure how this experience is going to be for you – possibly entirely pleasant, or maybe a little uncomfortable – are you willing to come with me for the ride?  When you’ve finished reading … Continue reading

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