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Success and Failure, Parenting

My New Year’s resolution: to be an exceptional parent

New Year’s resolutions seem to fade into the abyss after the first week. My particular New Year’s resolution is to always put 100 percent into my parenting, helping my children find their own sense of independence and determination. It may sound like mission impossible, but it can be much easier...

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Girl Power, Success and Failure

Teaching our girls self-confidence to be genuinely supportive of another girl’s success

Earlier this year I attended the Global Forum on Girls Education in Washington as a guest speaker. It was inspiring to engage in conversation with educators from across the world and hear that they face similar challenges as we do in Australian girls schools, namely; building confidence and...

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sport, Success and Failure

Why Sport and failure need to co-exist

  Sports participation has many benefits for our students, including increased physical activity, developing new friendships, learning to work in a team environment and building confidence. Yet, possibly one of the most important benefits is that it teaches students how to bounce back from failure.

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Learning, Success and Failure

Perfectionism: is it a good or bad trait to have?

So often I will hear, ‘I just want it to be perfect.’ However, does perfect really exist? Or is it our best that we should be striving for?

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