Tag Archives: Competence

Crossing guards

As I was riding to work today, I stopped for the lollipop woman and teens to cross the road to school. I find this really perplexing… why do high school kids need a crossing guard? When I looked into a … Continue reading

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Simple pleasures that are ‘worth the risk’: hold tight, lift your knees and let go as you reach the top of the arch…

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Learning from our ‘poorer’ neighbours

The last sessions for the Child Friendly Cities Conference Asia-Pacific – Solo City Indonesia are underway. The focus of the conference was children’s participation in decision-making about their lives. Australia and New Zealand were represented, as well as Indonesia, Malysia, … Continue reading

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Ah… the school holidays. What will your kids be doing? Will you leave them home alone? A recent article in The Age addressed this very issue. I read it with interest due to some conversations I have been having my … Continue reading

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Stand up or put up? Which gets the best outcomes?

I’ve been observing the media attention on the bullied boy who had enough, and stood up to an attacker. He’s become a bit of a hero, and I can see why. Many of us have been n situations when niggling … Continue reading

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Go Kart, Billy Cart… and thoughts about town/urban planning and design!

A friend came to visit me in the ‘country’ (or peri-urban development if you prefer) last weekend with her two kids (aged 8 and 10). Knowing that there are certain things that kids cannot do in a small inner-city flat, … Continue reading

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A little ride

The other day, my partner and I rode to the cinema with her 8 and her 10 year old.  We rode along busy roads and the kids loved it!  After the film, we got out the bike lights and road … Continue reading

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