How to Raise More Grateful Children A sense of entitlement is a big problem among young people today, but it’s possible to teach gratitude—not least by expressing it more often yourself.

An interesting article on something I see as a constant parenting challenge. How do I make sure mine and Danielle’s kids know and appreciate how lucky they are? from Pera Barrett via IFTTT

Obama Foundation Last week in New Zealand, President Barack Obama met with Māori women to talk about how we can work together to empower women around the world:

Tau kē Libby Hakaraia Awesome! from Pera Barrett via IFTTT

Dear Pera, speak more Māori

Choice korero on Kāpiti tonight about giving yourself permission to speak Māori even if some people in the room don’t understand. Our children seeing and understanding Māori as normal and OK, has as big or bigger positive impact than the inconvenience factor of an audience needing to listen twice, firstly to ngā kūpu Māori (Māori […]

Books worth reading: Daily Rituals – Mason Currey

Daily Rituals by Mason Currey is definitely a book worth reading.     There is a popular notion that artists work from inspiration, that there is some strike or bolt or bubbling up of creative mojo from who knows where. But I hope my work makes it clear that waiting for inspiration is a terrible, […]