Some weekend reading

A dog feeling neglected

(Photo: Joan)

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly focus on families, community engagement or environmental sustainability, but not always.

Your child should never be forced to hug anyone (yes, including a relative) – here are 7 reasons why by James St. James via Everyday Feminism – a very child-centred approach

Don’t care about climate change? What about the health of children? by Fiona Stanley and Sallie Forrest via The Guardian – Doctors for the Environment Australia’s (DEA) latest report finds that children are more vulnerable to global warming than adults for four major reasons: their behaviour exposes them to risks, their bodies respond differently, they depend on others, and they can have a lifetime of exposure to potential harms.

Introducing The Moderator’s Field Guide for LinkedIn Groups by Joveth-Gonzalez from LinkedIn – a basic guide to moderating a discussion group. Some of the comments (particularly the earlier ones) highlight the importance of listening to group members.

What works. The Work Program from National Curriculum Services – some resources to help schools improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It is based on building awareness, forming partnerships, and working systematically

Australia needs politically active environmental groups by Susan Laurance and Bill Laurance via The Conversation – Should environmental groups that engage in public debate lose their tax-free status?

8 Ways To Prevent Buyers Remorse from Country Life Experiment – some simple ways to help you avoid buying things you will regret later

One from the vaults

10 ways to reduce your consumption

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at some of my recent posts:

  1. Previous weekend readings
  2. A song for Sunday – Take me to Church
  3. Saturday quote (on transforming the world)
  4. Irony – Denying parents information about school ethics classes
  5. What are social models of health?

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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