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A Boy Making Amends

When I received a phone call from my son’s school telling me that my son accidently broke the football goal post in the school field my heart sank. I went to school to have a short meeting about the incident with my son and the Deputy Principle. I found out…

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Hope and Transformation

From feelings of anger and distress to restored relationships and calmer and more positive behaviour This is a brief account of how seven angry parents journeyed together over 10 consecutive weeks to recreate and restore their heart connection with their angry, very disruptive and defiant teens and also to attempt…

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我是Whanau Marama Parenting中文项目的负责人,这是我加入这个大家庭的第五个年头,在初初接触这个实用的课程时,我从这些课程中了解到很多正面的教导技巧,至此我开始谴责我自己的母亲 – 你没花时间陪我、你没多多的鼓励我、你没做这个你没做那个…。这样的对话使我和我已70岁的母亲关系更加的疏远和充满隔阂。 (more…)

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When you forget you’re an adult

It’s been a while but our girls are at their nanny’s place for school holidays and you know what’s funny. Remembering that we parents are adults and we can finally watch those scary horror movies without the kids. It blew our minds that even without the kids the TV was…

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The future of parenting

I was thinking about the impact of technology and what I imagine may occur in the future. I don’t think it’s impossible to think that robots will play some part in raising our children. I remember I would come home from school and watch TV for 2-3 hours until mum…

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