When I was a kid, daydreaming was almost a punishable offence. “STOP WASTING TIME, PAY ATTENTION, SIT UP STRAIGHT! LEARN TO SPELL, LEARN TO COUNT – YOU’LL NEVER GET ANYWHERE IN LIFE IF YOU’RE OFF WITH THE FAIRIES!!” But now we realise how important daydreaming and imagination are in helping to problem solve and think … Continue reading Why it’s more important than ever to let kids daydream
It was 1979, I was in grade 2 and the school curriculum was infused with everything Way ’79, the 150th celebration of the founding of Western Australia by Britain. Most of it is a fuzzy memory, but I do remember we learned about Captain James Stirling rowing up the Swan River and being aghast at … Continue reading Why it’s important we all learn about Aboriginal history
A few years ago, I decided to ditch my award winning radio advertising job, and start taking the message of my children's book, 'Being You is Enough’ to primary school kids across Western Australia. So instead of boardroom niceties, I’ve now get called fat, told I'm old and a liar and I get farted at … Continue reading From the boardroom to the playground, The unconventional life of a children’s author on tour.
Ever wondered what a book on resilience looks like, when it's written by someone who has no background in education, no psychology degree, or by someone who doesn't even have kids? Well Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures; Finding the good when things go bad is a refreshingly different book on resilience that I hope will inspire … Continue reading Cover reveal for new kid’s book on resilience