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Paid Parental Leave And Child Care – What About Stay At Home Parents?

Paid parental leave and child care - are these a women's issue or a family issue or a broader societal issue? How do we make the system fair for everyone, including single income families and single parents?  While watching the Australian current affairs show Q&A where the audience asks panel members questions, a viewer's tweet appeared on screen ...
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The Way of Voice Dialogue

Voice Dialogue is the method for exploring selves, with the intent of supporting the emergence of the Aware Ego, while the Psychology of Selves and of the Aware Ego Process is the theoretical framework underpinning it. But for many the term 'Voice Dialogue' has come to refer to the totality of this work, and as an ...
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Responding to Your Child Crying When They’re Upset

When you see your child is upset and is crying, your natural response is probably to make them feel better, and this usually translates into stopping them crying. There is another approach, which involves supporting your child to cry it all out. This honours their feelings and enables your child to process them fully. ...
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How to Handle Picky Eaters More Easily

One of the biggest challenges with raising children is getting them to eat the foods you want them to eat. A powerful tool you can use to make mealtimes less frustrating and more enjoyable is to pay attention to who in you is invested in the particular meal and in your ...
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Does Climate Change Really Matter?

Ten years ago I wrote that whether or not you believed in climate change, it would benefit everyone if we acted as if it were real because developing renewable and cleaner energy sources would lead to less pollution and a cleaner environment, thus leading to a host of other benefits for humans ...
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The Heroine’s Journey of Childbirth

Oprah once interviewed the legendary Jean Houston on her show Super Soul Sunday, where they discussed the Hero's Journey, and how each one of us is called in our lives to undertake such a journey in order to become more of who we really are. It reminded me how the Hero's ...
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Children as Consciousness Teachers

Your children can teach you more about yourself and about life than most adults can. I've found they can even teach you more than the most revered spiritual and personal growth teachers. If you approach parenting with this attitude of honouring your children as teachers for you, the rewards you gain are priceless. This type of parenting has ...
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Dealing with School Bullying

If your child has been bullied at school, or if you've noticed their behaviour and personality has changed, it's worth considering how their teacher relates with and regards your child, and whether he or she is taking action to investigate the dynamics in the classroom. It can make the world of difference ...
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Meet Your Inner Business Selves

Most of the information available on personality types in business tends to focus on identifying the business personality types of management and staff as if people were only one personality type. The problem is that although we might have a main, or primary, self, we now know that humans are multi-faceted and ...
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Heath Ledger and The Joker

When actors play a character they can draw on their own inner selves to help bring the character to life. But what happens when an actor has to play a character extremely different to their usual self? My husband and I have been discussing how difficult it must be for actors ...