Our children are often our greatest teachers. I have two daughters who now, at twenty-something, have enough life experience and the resources to know when a good thing comes along to share it. Our conversations keep me well informed about the latest trends, new ways of understanding complex contemporary issues, and often offer little gems … Continue reading “Love and work…work and love, that’s all there is” – Sigmund Freud
Moriah is not immune to the challenges facing teenagers growing up in today’s world. Whether it be managing technology addiction, social media or exposure to alcohol and drugs, parenting is more complex than ever before. Issues that once were never dealt with by schools are impacting on the lives of our students while at school. … Continue reading The Challenges facing Adolescents – Keeping your child safe in an ever changing world
I find it interesting to observe the reactions of others as I address them. Be it in a large group, small group or even individually, it is easy to see who is present and attentive and who is just present physically. Being present, being in the here and now, is becoming more of a challenge … Continue reading How do our students maintain their sense of balance when constantly being asked to do more?
The voice of the child is the most important voice at Moriah College Primary School. Frequently, students visit with me during their lunch breaks to chat about a topic of their choice. Sometimes students raise the concern that they just don't feel right inside; something is challenging them. Together, when we unpack the scrambled emotion, … Continue reading LOOK AT YOURSELF AND UNDERSTAND YOUR CHALLENGES AND BLESSINGS
“When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”— Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Parenting young children in 2019 is not easy. Finding the right balance requires compromise, … Continue reading The lesson we can learn from Picasso’s mum