Tag Archives | Young Person

Post Mother’s Day Reflections

Yesterday (as I write this) was Mother’s Day down under and the ‘right thing’ was both done and was enjoyable. We went out for a family meal with 3 generations of motherhood represented in the total of eight people at the table. Now that the excitement has settled, the bill about to be paid and […]

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Sex Education – exactly whose job is it ?

A recent news article suggested that poor sex education was leaving some children clueless about the birds and the bees. [Read the article here]. I have to state right now, up front, that I don’t agree with that view. It assumes that if children don’t hear about sex in the classroom then they don’t hear […]

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Jimmy Savile did what ….???

As an Englishman I had certainly heard of and watched Jimmy Savile – I was 20 years old when Jim’ll Fix It began to be shown on national TV so I used to watch that program with my children. Hearing the current revelations and police investigations into his behaviour is shocking. It is the realisation that […]

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A complex mixture

In some ways I am highly similar to every other human being on the planet and yet at the same time I feel unique. Similar in physical characteristics [the standard two arms, two legs, one mouth etc.]; similar emotionally in that I feel happy and content and then anxious and frustrated; similar socially in that […]

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Not a Full Man !

Men, real men (so the popular theory goes) are able to fix things, even make things. They keep wood in their sheds in case they need it someday. They have toolboxes with tools in that they know the names of, what they are used for and actually know how to use them! Real men (so […]

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