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Here’s How You Can Do Some Good in 2020

January 3, 2020

BARACK OBAMA: “On a day of fresh starts and new beginnings, I challenge you to take a step toward change in your community. If everyone reading this can commit to one positive change for their neighborhood in 2020, our collective impact will be extraordinary. Even if we don’t always feel it ourselves, I know that we’ll keep making the world a little bit better in the next year and in the many, many years to come. Here’s to another year full of hope …” – President Barack Obama I subscribe to Barack Obama ‘s Obama Foundation newsletter and I…

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#DoItForDolly

January 18, 2018

I remember 14. My life was about watching Young Talent Time, trying to learn the lyrics to the Bangles’ Manic Monday, perming my hair, writing fan letters to…

I want you to join me on #teamgirls …

May 14, 2017

When I was fifteen if you’d asked me what my life purpose was, I would have mumbled something about marrying Kirk Cameron and working as a children’s TV…

Before You Hit Send – social media tips for parents + tweens + teens

February 13, 2017

STEP 1.  BASIC ONLINE DO’S & DONT’S Don’t use your child’s photo or real name when setting up apps or certain social media accounts. Don’t accept friend requests…

The List part 2: resources for tween and teenage boys

September 13, 2016

First up – if you’re looking for my resources list for teenage GIRLS. Click here. So. Houston, we have a problem. Go searching for inspiring, uplifting books, websites…

The List: My go-to resources for tween and teen girls …

August 31, 2016

Here it is. My go-to list. (If you’re looking for my list of resources for teenage BOYS click here) I feel like so many parents are feeling anxious…

"What advice do you have for us for Schoolies Week?"

November 17, 2015

Isn’t that a great question? A SMART QUESTION.  Yesterday I was speaking to the Class of 2015 at Somerville House. So it was me and a room of 200…

"I’m ugly. So how will I ever get a boyfriend?" [extract from Ask Me Anything (heartfelt answers to 65 anonymous questions from teenage girls)]

November 7, 2015

Define ‘ugly’ for me. Ugly in what way? Because let me tell you what ugly means to me. ‘Ugly’ is someone who is racist or homophobic or sexist.…

Who you are in high school is NOT who you are for the rest of your life.

February 8, 2015

It’s this:  Who You Are In High School Is Not Who You Are For The Rest Of Your Life There are two big things I remember about high…

Is this the conversation you need to have with your child before school goes back?

January 24, 2015

Have you taught your child how to recognise a good friend? When you write a book about the importance of choosing the right friends in school, it goes…

If you’re after a feel-good movie, go see this one …

August 16, 2014

Once upon a time I went to the movies ALL THE TIME. On a whim! I’d be bored in an afternoon and think “I’m going to pop out…

About Bec

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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