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How To Raise Children Who Are Not Spoiled Brats

No one wants to have – or to be around – demanding, selfish, spoiled children; those who throw tantrums or sulk when they're not given everything they want immediately. Paradoxically, the parents of such children encourage this demanding behaviour in the mistaken belief that if they give their children everything they can, their children will be [...]

By |2018-04-13T11:47:36+00:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Police Probe Pornography Ring At Melbourne Elite Private School St Michael’s

Flikr Images Police are investigating a pornography ring at a Melbourne private school which involved boys sharing explicit images of young naked girls. A 16-year-old male student at St Michael's Grammar School is believed to have created a Dropbox folder which contained photos of several girls from the St Kilda school. The folder was accessed [...]

Teaching Our Boys to Respect Women

One in three women over the age of 15 have experienced physical violence. One in five have experienced sexual violence. One in four have been emotionally abused by a partner.Approximately 70 women are killed each year by a current or former partner. Men are almost always the perpetrators.One in four children in Australia experience domestic [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:08:19+00:00November 1st, 2015|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

Here’s Why We Have to Stop Labelling Our Boys

I fear for my sons. I fear for them having to grow up in a world that heralds their ability to get ahead, to be the boss, to "get" the girl. To score. I want them to view every girl they meet as a person and an equal, not a conquest. - Robyn Passante via Here's [...]

Great Teacher/Student Relationships

Of course we all know that relationships are central to teaching, and of course we all know that good relationships are pre-cursor to good teaching. But I wonder if we can clarify what a good Teacher/Student relationship looks like? In my experience good relationships in the classroom don’t depend on likeability as such. By that [...]