Only mammals can be kind

Andrew Wake Newsletter, Parenting

Hi to all Thanks for the feedback regarding the videos and last weeks newsletter about being kind rather than nice. It seemed to have struck a chord for some. I presented a day seminar at Albury High School for 94 teachers on Tuesday, and it struck me as I was talking about being kind rather than being nice that there …

Nice kids finish last

Andrew Wake Newsletter, Parenting

Michael (not his real name) was a boy in grade five who was worried about his friends.  At a school camp three months previously some things had happened that had left him feeling on the outer of his group.  As exclusion and abandonment are our greatest fears, I was not surprised to hear that he had become increasingly sad, was …

The good enough friend part 4 – Get the grade right

Andrew Wake Newsletter, Parenting

Here is part 4 of the series on good enough friendships. When entering a relationship, it is vital to prepare yourself first by being accepting of everyone’s freedom to minimise the “shoulds” and expectations, and thus decrease possible disappointment.  If you want a connection with someone, it is important to initiate and not wait passively and dependently for the other. …

The Good Enough Friend part 1 – A, B and C grade friends

Andrew Wake Newsletter, Parenting

A, B and C grade friends Take 3! Sorry, getting used to mail outs and newsletters – I had posted twice and the YouTube link did not show… Hopefully the third time is the charm. This is the first of eight videos I have created looking at friendships and some ideas about how to think about them.  They are aimed …

Welcome to The Good Enough Parent Mailing List

Andrew Wake Newsletter, Parenting

Welcome to the mailing list of the “good enough” parent and thanks for signing up to the weekly newsletter.  I hope you both enjoy it and find it useful. For those of you who have read my book, the posts initially will comprise of ideas and links to videos to further explain ideas you have read about, and other ideas …