Category Archives: Change the World

Climate superheroes: 7 steps kids can take to become confident change-makers

I’m delighted today to welcome Stef Rozitis, one of my favourite parenting + politics thinkers, to help us help our kids tackle the climate crisis with calm confidence.¬† Stef is an early childhood teacher and academic, a climate change activist and a mother of some really thoughtful men who cared about the world even when […]

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Why this New Zealander cares about what’s happening in the United States

During the United States primaries, I had to consciously limit my fascination with US politics and remind myself that it was getting daily updates on the campaign trail shenanigans wasn’t much different to reading about foreign celebrities in¬†gossip magazines. I had better things to do with my time and attention. And then Trump got elected. […]

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Fabulous Children's Picture Books with Diverse Characters | Sacraparental.com

Fabulous Children’s Picture Books with Diverse Representation

Have you ever noticed that all the animals in the popular¬†children’s lift-the-flap book¬†Dear Zoo are male? Every single one. It’s not an isolated example. Looking at almost 6,000 children’s books published between 1900 and 2000, the study, led by Janice McCabe, a professor of sociology at Florida State University, found that males are central characters […]

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Feminism's unfinished business, Penny Ehrhardt | Sacraparental.com

Feminism’s Unfinished Business [Guest]

  A warm welcome to¬†Penny Ehrhardt! Penny runs a public policy consultancy called Ehrhardt Advisors. She is a writer, researcher, international human rights law practitioner, parent, Soka Gakkai Buddhist, and lifelong feminist. Formerly based in Napier, New Zealand, she is currently undertaking doctoral research into the economic and social rights of single-parent families at Oxford […]

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How we created our list of family values - the things we are hoping to instil in our kids. | Sacraparental.com

Kind, Wise, Brave & Joyful: How we created our family list of core values for our family

How do you¬†want your kids to turn out? I mean, to the extent that anything we do has or should have influence, what do you really care about? What do you really hope will stay with them? What if you could know that, say, three¬†things you teach your kids will actually stick in their lives? […]

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13 fabulous children's TV shows that pass The Maisy Test for sexism, and give kids a diverse range of characters to relate to and learn from. See the full list at Sacraparental.com

13 Fabulous Kids’ TV Shows that Pass the Maisy Test and Have Other Great Features, Too

We’re still swimming in sexism Here’s a quick exercise for you: grab a pen and paper, or open a document on a device. Briefly¬†note down the ten or so kids’ television shows that you see or hear most of when you are around kids. You could include¬†kids’ movies as well if you like. What shows […]

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