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A man’s woman’s woman’s man.

This isn’t even an opinion piece,  it’s an experience piece.  Nothing but my own experience (real or imagined) and a bunch of shit that went on at some point in the distant past. I was recently engaged in a topical dialogue about how  the women in some action movies who are supposedly trained and competent…

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The threads of respectful parenting and why it’s not “alternative” parenting: Alfie Kohn follow-up.

As a qualified school and college teacher, I used to think that reward – extrinsic motivation, if you will – is the way to student success.  I was pretty good at utilising it, too, in my lessons and in training my students to pass exams. I had a toolkit of games, competitions, engaging starters and…

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Breastfeeding and IQ… It’s a no-brainer! – *Guest Post*

In this #FeministFriday guest post, Hannah Perkin looks at what is really failing women in their breastfeeding journeys.   This article is a response to the recent  piece from The Independent on the breastfeeding/IQ study by Dr Bernardo Lessa Horta at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil. I found the article incredibly difficult to read, and…

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Mindfulness with Children: progress report

A little update about what else I’ve found helpful in trying to practice mindfulness with my kids around (and even without them around!). I don’t think it’s a surprise that mindfulness and my exploration of of it is not just for me, but because I want to model it for my children. And after only…

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