Category Archives: Handy Hints

Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue

Jackson Katz calls on us all (especially men) to stop being bystanders and become leaders of change when it comes to violence against women.  Personally I would like to see us do this when it comes to violence of any … Continue reading

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Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave – Leslie Morgan Steiner tells her own chilling tale of abuse in what she calls ‘Crazy Love’. Note the various stages of relationship: Seduce and charm; Isolate; Introduce the threat of violence; Regular abuse. … Continue reading

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Is Smacking Okay? – TED talk by Robbyn Peters Bennett

If you ever wondered whether smacking children is okay, take a look at this TED talk from Robbyn Peters Bennett, which details some of the longer-term effects.  Thought-provoking, moving, inspirational, and hopeful, Robbyn uses her own personal experiences to push … Continue reading

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How Dyslexics Learn: Grasping the Nettle

Whilst we’re on the subject of dyslexia, if you’re wanting to know more about it, you might like to take a look at How Dyslexics Learn: Grasping The Nettle, co-written by my Mum. “By dyslexics for dyslexics of all ages, … Continue reading

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How We Suppress Genius and Creativity – TED Talk by Scott Sonnon

For all the amazing people with the gift of dyslexia .  This is a very moving and inspirational speech from Scott Sonnon at TEDx, reaching out to educators, parents, and other influencers.  It also speaks to how violence interrupts or … Continue reading

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Peace Day 21 September 2012

Global Truce 2012 – Peace Day 21 September If we all unite, together we can create the largest global reduction of violence ever recorded on one day – Peace Day 21 September 2012 – a world record. Peace One Day … Continue reading

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He doesn’t like me! – clues that people drop

“He doesn’t like me!“ How would we normally react when one of our friends or colleagues says something like this?  Disagree – “Of course he likes you“, or make a judgement call – “You’re just being oversensitive!”  We think we’re … Continue reading

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