A Volunteer’s Perspective

A couple of weeks ago on a walk in my neighbourhood I walked past a house I had walked past many times. This particular day I noticed a sign on the nature strip advertising acupuncture with Heather Bruce. I stopped and stared and my mind went careering back 23 years;...

The School/Parent Interface

Having three bright boys was NOT a gift. SEAN, MY ELDEST, was tested at being past genius level at 6 ½ and languished at school. Possibly my not understand in the education system here in Australia did not help – in my native NZ, when I was attending school, everyone...

Discipline

A strange thing to write about . . . Not really as I see a lot of very strange (to me) styles of parenting as people bring their difficult toddlers and children (fairly feral if not getting their own way) – and I often wonder – did no one tell these people the...

Brain Injury

Happens for many of us and we never know it. Should you see a baby with ‘crossed eyes’ think – brain injury – as this is the most often visible side effect. 1) – Archie at 3 months – now with substantial mobility and generalized brain injury (‘diagnosed’ as...

Skye’s Story

One Parent’s Lament This story is about NOT limiting the outcome. It is about working outside our personal and cultural restraints, and of allowing the path of another, under some guidance, and with apparently unlimited unseen assistance, to unfold. It can be an...
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