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“The mean behaviour has to stop …”

February 24, 2019

“The mean behaviour has to stop …” On Friday I received an email from a school asking for help with their year 8 cohort of girls. There was a culture – they said – of meanness towards one another. That’s the seventh email I’ve received just this year (and it’s still February!) from a school asking for help with a cohort of girls. I’m not an expert but here’s some advice from me on how to move forward if you have a year level of girls (in particular) who are behaving badly towards one another.…

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The life-changing magic of baking …

October 20, 2018

There is so much emotion tied to food. It really is one of those fundamental ways we can show people we love and care about them. I love…

The world is wrong.

October 20, 2018

I have several talented, brave, interesting, original, smart 12 and 13 and 14 year old girls in my life. They’re all on Instagram. This week one of them…

High School is all about Five Minute Moments: If you’re being bullied, don’t give up.

August 28, 2018

Sunday nights are hard. They’re especially hard knowing you have to go back to school the next day.  But there is hope. We can see High School as…

High School is all about Five Minute Moments: Don’t be a bully

August 28, 2018

High School is all about Five Minute Moments.  In those moments, you get to decide what kind of person you want to be. Which path will you take?…

Loganlea Christmas Kindness: ‘Signature Excellence’ at Loganlea SHS

August 28, 2018

Last year, 15 000 Facebook followers from across Australia helped me play Santa for the hardworking students in Loganlea State High School’s ‘Signature Excellence’ program. These students flip…

Sunday will be bittersweet ….

May 11, 2018

I wrote this piece three years ago. It is as true today as it was then … **** It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday and truth be told if…

Stories about feathers and telephones and grief and a little boy called Hamish …

May 1, 2018

No matter how hard we try, we cannot out-run death or grief. Tomorrow, is the birthday of my goddaughter May who was stillborn nearly two decades ago. Tomorrow…

Dear Duchess Catherine …

April 23, 2018

I’m thinking tonight about the Duchess of Cambridge going into labour with her third child. And I thought, I don’t make having three little kids at home sound…

The first six weeks …

April 19, 2018

When my daughter Ava was born I fell madly in love. But that beautiful baby girl nearly unravelled me. She never slept. EVER. And I began to lose…

Last night I saw the captain of the Australian Cricket Team cry on television …

March 30, 2018

We all screw up. Some bigger than others. Some just more public. I was thinking about Steve Smith last night and just wanted to say that while consequences…

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Over the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has earned a living as a travel writer, a television publicist, a marketing executive, a magazine editor, a TV scriptwriter, a radio producer, a newspaper columnist and as an author.

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