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14 May, 2018 (21:30)

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Longitudinal research has shown that the single greatest variable in predicting positive self-esteem in young people is the quality of the home environment between ages 0-6years. So, just do your best, carry-on and don’t panic at the weight of responsibility on your shoulders?

Microblog
12 May, 2018 (14:02)

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I was disappointed to read this article in stuff.co.nz about seclusion practices in children’s mental health in Christchurch. The article focuses more on condemnation rather than finding better solutions. The subtext being that child mental health workers don’t know any better.

Microblog
09 May, 2018 (23:56)

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I find it truly amazing how seeing the world second-hand through a child’s eyes makes everything seem more vivid, sound more nuanced, feel more immediate and taste brand-new. Noah’s delight in the simple things around him makes my reality come alive in ways I had forgotten.

Microblog
08 May, 2018 (10:46)

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Menshealth have written a great primer on mental health in men and have promised to cover a number of articles during May that explore this theme. Great to see examples of well-known people speaking up about their personal battles. Silence is the killer.

Microblog
06 May, 2018 (17:09)

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Frances Frei gives a pertinent talk about building and re-building trust, using her time at Uber as an example. She highlights the three-pillars trust is built upon: authenticity, sound logic and empathy. A beautiful reminder of how to use an essential communication component.

Microblog
06 May, 2018 (12:15)

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Eitan Chitayat writes about his experience trying to live smartphone free with a series of journal entries written across a week. He surprised himself with how much richer life can be without smartphones to fill ‘moments’, but also how hard it was to go ‘cold turkey’.

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Andrew is passionately opinionated about all things technology, is a proud new father to a beautiful son and currently is occupied, earning his keep as a Registered Nurse in the majestic country of New Zealand.

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