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Literacy in prisons – breaking the cycle with picture books

This is a 5-minute video about the NZ Howard League for Penal Reform’s Literacy programme in prisons. It’s an organisation I support that is doing wonderful work to help the 50% of inmates in NZ prisons who are illiterate, so … Continue reading

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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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As inequality rises, so too will conflict

Inequality is increasing rapidly in many countries around the world.  The video below provides a better understanding of inequality in New Zealand (a good number of the graphics include other countries, such as USA and parts of Europe). Journalist Max Rashbrooke explains what happened to … Continue reading

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How mirror neurons create empathy

This very short TED talk is VS Ramachandran – a neuroscientist from the University of California – talking about the neurons that shaped our civilisation, and in particular mirror neurons which sit in the frontal lobes of our brains.  He … Continue reading

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Compassionate Parenting – What are you needing?

We are more able to care for others if we first care for ourselves.  Take a moment to reflect on what you are needing in your life and your relationships, and how those needs might be met, before doing the same … Continue reading

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Compassionate Parenting – Co-operation, not Conflict

Here’s another little Parenting soundbite from the NVC series.  Once you’ve read through this one, sign up for the weekly emails, and/or forward the link onto someone you think might benefit from this.   Alternatively, click on the ‘Like’ button on my … Continue reading

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Online Help For Parents Separating

I recently came across this fantastic website for parents going through a separation or divorce – http://www.uptoparents.org.   It has a wealth of resources – video, audio, and documents – to support parents in trying to decide on their future … Continue reading

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