Inequality is in the news again this week, with Oxfam’s headline about 85 people owning half of global wealth. There are plenty of stories highlighting increased inequalities in pay. For example, in 1980, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies got nearly 10 times the pay of their average employee. In 2007 that had gone up to… Read More →
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been listening to some inspiring podcasts from the wonderful TribeWriters course I’m doing. They’re interviews Jeff Goins has done with successful (mainly US) bloggers and writers such as Seth Goodin, Joanna Penn and Mary DeMuth. I’ve got a lot from them.
Except for the whale in the room. Read More →
“Right kids, you’re not getting Christmas stockings this year.”
Cue disappointed faces and shocked tones: “But Mum! We’ve been so good!”
“Yes, but you are nearly 30.”
Have you heard of helicopter parents?
You know the sort of behaviour. It’s parents who can’t stop organising their offspring’s lives right through childhood and teenage years and who keep swooping in to solve problems even after those children become adults. Extreme cases even interfere with job interviews.
Helicopter parents find it hard to let their children take risks, make their own mistakes and live their own lives.
And that’s exactly what helicopter children do with elderly parents. Read More →
There’s more to taking tests than cramming your head with knowledge. How you approach the test, and even who’s watching, can make all the difference.