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Teaching financial literacy

Teaching financial literacy

  1. Posted on September 18, 2019

“(My children) know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” - Rod Stewart There was a lively discussion at work the other day between a mother who doesn’t give her kids any pocket money because she believes they should do chores as part of a household. Another believed they should receive money to learn about its management. Around the same time a neighbour told me ...

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Achieving wellness in your family

Achieving wellness in your family

  1. Posted on August 22, 2019

  Disclaimer: This blog about wellness does not include any kale smoothie recipes, “expert’’ exercise or diet advice, or even a picture of me with my arms outstretched to the sky telling you how amazingly #blessed I am. If you want that I suggest you go to your teenage daughter’s Instagram feed. Instead, I’m discussing jam jars and how I use these to try to achieve wellness in my family of four kids while working full-time....

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Voices of 125 Years: Mrs Nicola Gosatti

Voices of 125 Years: Mrs Nicola Gosatti

  1. Posted on August 15, 2019

Describe your Trinity College experience.... Trinity has certainly given me more than I have given it. Not only are my four boys, Ethan, Luca, Zach and Levi getting a well-rounded and diverse education, but through the honour of being the Trinity Auxiliary President, I have made some wonderful friendships. Taking on this role and thinking that I would just be making tea and coffee, I underestimated how important it was to become to me....

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Closing the gaps in relationship education

Closing the gaps in relationship education

  1. Posted on August 9, 2019

  Sitting down to watch the first episode of the new SBS drama 'The Hunting', I was looking forward to seeing how issues such as sexting, revenge porn, and sexuality were going to be portrayed. Whilst some of the adult characters and storylines have been embellished for entertainment purposes, what I loved about the episode was how they captured the emotions and behaviour of the adolescents....

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Understanding 'Bigorexia'

Understanding 'Bigorexia'

  1. Posted on July 24, 2019

I was at a dinner party a few weeks ago when a mother of a boy in his late teens expressed concern about his gym-going routine, strict high-protein diet and his current “shredding”. (That’s the rapid weight loss efforts body builders do before a competition, not what one does with confidential documents!) The other mums present reassured her that he was pursuing a healthy hobby ...

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Less screen time, more green time

Less screen time, more green time

  1. Posted on June 24, 2019

“Stop playing that game!”“Put your phone down!”“Get off the computer!” These are regular comments in many homes, including mine and those of our friends. However, through a mix of good luck and perhaps good management I haven’t had to deal with extreme online use or even anything approaching gaming addiction. I say good luck because I certainly use ...

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Instilling organisational skills

Instilling organisational skills

  1. Posted on May 29, 2019

Before we look at some practical tips for wrangling our boys into being organised human beings, it’s worth being reminded of an old aphorism: “We love our boys and raise our girls.” Michelle Obama restated this in a 2017 interview, and further observed: “We raise (girls) to be strong, and sometimes we take care not to hurt men — and I think we pay for that a little bit....

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The Growth Mindset Revisited

The Growth Mindset Revisited

  1. Posted on May 9, 2019

If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.” - Professor Carol Dweck. Last March I explored one of the current buzz phrases in education and parenting, the "Growth Mindset"....

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Adolescent boys and risk-taking behaviour

Adolescent boys and risk-taking behaviour

  1. Posted on April 3, 2019

Adolescent boys and risk-taking behaviour go together like mothers and sleepless nights, am I right? I always thought my son was too intelligent, too well-adjusted and sufficiently able to stand back from peer pressure to engage in risky behaviour. That was until last year when he had settled into his early teens. His father and I noticed him talking about, then flirting with, some crazy-brave behaviour in which some of his peers were engaging....

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Finding a better balance

Finding a better balance

  1. Posted on March 7, 2019

Talking about feminism. A chat with my adolescent son a couple of weeks ago led me down a dark highway of the internet. He told me he was watching, on the recommendation of some mates, some anti-feminist content, and worst of all, he was finding it funny! Knowing that my son was probably trying to get a reaction from me, I took a deep breath and asked him what he understood about feminists and what his problem was with them....

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Trinity College hosts inaugural International Women's Day Breakfast

Trinity College hosts inaugural International Women's Day Breakfast

  1. Posted on March 7, 2019

On Thursday, 7 March, Trinity College hosted an inaugural International Women's Day Breakfast in Gibney Hall. Attended by more than 200 parents, students (from both Trinity College and Mercedes College) and staff, it was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the many achievements of the women in and around our community as well as educating and empowering the young men of Trinity College to help forge a more gender-balanced world....

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Parenting for independence

Parenting for independence

  1. Posted on February 28, 2019

Fifteen - that’s the age at which Australian parenting expert Michael Grose says children should be capable of looking after themselves, and their mum and dad become redundant as parents. While you hold that big breath you just inhaled, consider that in past centuries children often did leave home at this age to take up apprenticeships or other work. As Mr Grose says, and parents of older ...

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