Are Children Losing the Art of Conversation?
As a speech pathologist, Annemarie Laurence spends her working days dealing with school-aged children who struggle to string a sentence together. Recently she wrote a fascinating column pointing to some of the common causes of speech problems in children, and among the causes she named, was game consoles. Those all-absorbing electronic devices that keep kids […]
Christmas: Meet the Mayor of North Pole
In the middle of the US state of Alaska, is a little town called North Pole, with a tourism industry based around the theme of Christmas. It boasts a Santa Claus House, a St Nicholas Catholic Church, year-round Chrissy decorations, and street names like Snowman Lane, Santa Claus Lane, and Holiday Road. This little town […]
The Sexualisation of Girls Debate
Nearly everywhere you look, our culture is offering us sexual images, on billboards, on TV, in magazines. There’s porn companies selling childrens merchandise; Video games that simulate rape and magazines forcing little girls to become sexually aware. Where once kids were passing notes in class, now they are sexting, sending explicit images of themselves via […]
From the Mouths of Babes – Post Natal Depression
Brekky guest and mother Katrina Roe presents From The Mouths of Babes, a new weekly chat about issues of parenting young children. While you’re here, you can listen to the previous chats with Katrina covering children’s books—whether young children should read stories that don’t always end happily ever after. Listen Now: Post Natal Depression http://downloads.hopemedia.com.au/breakfast/aj_katrinapostnatal.mp3 […]
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Norman Wright – Healing The Father Wound
If you’re a daughter – then listen up, because this is particularly for you. We’re speaking with Norman Wright – a marriage and family counsellor with decades of experience, and the author of more than 70 books. He’s the man behind A Dad Shaped Hole in My Heart – a book that’s been re-released under […]
Peter Kavanagh – led opposition within the Parliament to the decriminalisation of abortion under the Crimes Act in Victoria
He's the member of the Victorian Legislative Council who made a three-hour speech in parliament, fighting the new abortion legislation. He speaks about the ramifications of the new decriminilisation law.