Tag Archives: Parents

What are authoritarian, permissive, uninvolved and authoritative parenting styles?

Not surprisingly, our parenting style has a major impact on our children. Based on the work of Baumrind [1, 2] and Maccoby and Martin [3] we often talk about four broad styles: authoritarian, permissive, uninvolved and authoritative. These four parenting … Continue reading

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Climate change: we need to clean up after ourselves

We often tell our children to clean up after themselves, but when it comes to the climate, it seems we are happy for them to clean up the mess we have created. The evidence is clear: we need action and … Continue reading

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Community engagement in turning around schools

Earlier this year, the Grattan Institute released a report “Turning around schools: it can be done” (Jensen & Sonnemann, 2014). It explored how schools can transform from being a “low-performing’ school into a “high-performing” school. I suspected that engaging parents … Continue reading

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Family and community engagement by schools

Across Australia there is an increasing awareness of the importance of school–community partnerships and engaging families and the local community. I recently presented a workshop for teachers on community engagement as part of a Teachers’ Visit Day at the University … Continue reading

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