Tag Archives: values

From the Lips of Those with Autism, on World Autism Awareness Day

For Autism Awareness Day I’m just going to share with you some of my favourite quotes ABOUT autism, by those who HAVE autism. Continue reading

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How to talk to your kid about seeing a Psych

This would have to be one of the questions I’m asked most often by concerned parents.  They have reached the point of deciding psychologist support is a useful step for their child, but Oh!  How to broach that topic???  It’s … Continue reading

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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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Stuff that Definitely Doesn’t Suck – a review of Ben Sedley’s “Stuff that Sucks”

I don’t know what your reading list is like – maybe it’s a little like mine. Last year, I was super excited to hear a colleague of mine had his book published.  What a magnificent achievement.  Then I looked at … 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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Thriving through the School Holidays

It’s nearly here – that gorgeous six-week break at the end of the school year.  It’s a time I look forward to SOOO MUCH!!  I LOVE the extra time with my little people… oh, and that break from the school-day routine!! … Continue reading

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Why TV could be making you – and your children – unhappy

At the recent Australia/New Zealand Association of Contextual Behaviour Science conference, I was enthralled by guest speaker  Dr Tim Kasser (Professor of Psychology at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois), who spoke on the contradiction of what society tells us will improve well-being, … 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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Making a mess and finding a way back – A reflection on parenting

There’s this moment where I’m standing in Hiccup’s* classroom and a part of me suddenly wakes up and says “Tiff, you’ve got to go”. Something’s gone wrong. Something’s going wrong. It’s been a long, hard morning, a battle of wills, … 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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