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Inspired By A Will To Win

June 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

It may not have been the outcome that we were all hoping for, but when Francesca Schiavone won the French Open last night against the favoured Sam Stosur I was handed a relevant case study for the next pep talk with my 16-year-old.
Stosur had beaten Schiavone in their previous four battles, as [...]

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Tags: Education · Heroes · Motivation · Self-esteem · Sport

Passionate About Female Sports

May 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Netball Australia’s first television commercial.
Support your daughter’s passion for sport.
Great for fitness, health, friendships and self-esteem.

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Tags: Health · Heroes · Sport

What We Can Learn From Jessica’s Parents

May 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Solo sailor Jessica Watson’s boat Ella’s Pink Lady

16-year-old Jessica Watson returns home

Jessica’s parents Julie and Roger
As Jessica Watson sailed into Sydney Harbour this afternoon, I joined the group lining the South Head foreshore to witness the historic moment. It was incredible to see that little pink boat make its way through the Heads. I [...]

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Tags: Adventure · Heroes · Parental Bonding

Giving Drugs A Glamour Makeover On Film

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Above: author of Twelve, Nick McDonell
Next year’s movie du jour for your teenager will undoubtedly be Twelve.
Starring Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford in the lead role as the drug-dealing prep school dropout White Mike, behind-the-scenes images of the usually clean-cut star in ‘messed-up’ mode are already doing the rounds of teenage fan sites, such as [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Drugs · Heroes · Media · sex

Explaining Group Sex To Your Teenager

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Above: Soon-to-be former Footy Show co-host Matthew Johns
My sons are huge fans of the NRL version of The Footy Show. Thursday night is a headache to get them to bed. Their favourite is former Cronulla Sharks player Matthew Johns, who added much-needed comedic value to the program when he joined some years ago.
So when my [...]

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Tags: Heroes · Media · Sport · sex

Why Men Should Get Behind Netball

April 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’ll declare my hand early. I sit on the Board of Netball Australia and I’m passionate about female causes.
As I sat alongside my two sons at last night’s World Cup qualifying match between the Socceroos and Uzbekistan, I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by the numbers of families in attendance. Soccer-mad sons, with heritage reaching [...]

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Tags: Heroes · Sport

Could This Be Your Son?

April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

When I read about NRL player Todd Carney’s latest indiscretion in today’s Sydney Daily Telegraph I felt for his mum.
How do you prepare your child for absolutely every possible scenario? Who thinks to remind their sons and daughters that taking full-frontal nude photos of yourself and posting them on the internet is best to [...]

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Tags: Heroes · Technology