Category Archives: Stress

Should you help your kids with their homework?


How much do you do¬†for your kids? As dad to a teen and a tween, it still surprises me how they seem to take more time as they get older, not less, and particularly with homework. For example, the seemingly … Continue reading

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What’s the one goal to achieve for a better 2016?


How did you start the year? Maybe you bounded into 2016 full of hopes and dreams. Maybe you stumbled into it full of cynicism and sarcasm.

We want to talk about making little changes. Actually just one small change to lead to greater changes, for a better 2016. Continue reading

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When earthquakes cause grief – Christchurch 2011


Another earthquake Nearly 6 months ago we talked about how the brain handles the stress involved in an earthquake, because of the 7.1 earthquake that struck Christchurch. Sadly, with last week’s 6.3 shock, Christchurch is suffering again. This time, people … Continue reading

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Will more practice help your kids improve?


So what does it take for your kids to become really, really, good at something? Well it seems the jury’s in.

10 years.

Are you for real?

Yep.
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How your brain handles an earthquake II


What this means for the average earthquake-affected Christchurch brain is significant. Here’s why. Continue reading

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How your brain handles an earthquake


…mutual friends have just experienced a 7.1 quake in Christchurch, New Zealand. There have also been dozens and dozens of aftershocks, some of them decent in their own right. Water was off, power was off, schools shut, business areas closed down, damage in the billions. Some businesses will close, some will prosper. Continue reading

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How to have a brain like Superman, part II


Black, shiny, and all over my driveway like an enormous Rorschach, calling every ten year old boy for a mile saying “You waaaant to sliiiiiiiide in the… Continue reading

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How to get a brain like Superman, part I


You feel in charge, capable, and certain that if you bolted into a phone booth and tore off your shirt there’d be outrageously coloured spandex underneath, boots that clashed terribly but were somehow strangely appealing and a cape that never, ever tangled. Continue reading

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