February 26, 2019

I love Youtube. But, Youtube has an impossible problem. 300 hours of content is uploaded every minute. EVERY MINUTE. Yes, even The Dad Regime Podcast is now available on Youtube. It’s no surprise that stories like this are common.

What’s a parent to do? Follow these sim...

February 14, 2019

Kawhi Leonard is the perfect basketball athlete. Look at the size of those hands! It is as if he is the fulfilment of a sporting evolutionary niche - the sum of all the natural selection pressures to which the basketball population is exposed. To expect other members o...

February 13, 2019

Giving feedback to children is kind of my speciality. There’s a fine line between positive feedback and praise.

Positive feedback is empowering, it acknowledges someone’s efforts and results but ideally it makes them want to keep moving forward. It provides a new goal,...

March 12, 2018

My brother presents the contrarian view of video games as a counter point to a discussion on our mini-podcast, which you can listen to here.

Chris

Video games certainly are in your face if you are a parent. General comment about children playing games range from they are...

February 27, 2018

The crew returns and celebrate the relaunch with a discussion about death.

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October 31, 2016

I don’t like using bribes for behaviour. As a teacher, I’ve avoided sticker charts and points systems and instead rely on developing intrinsic motivation in my students. As parent, I sometimes tell the teacher in me to shut the hell up. Sometimes, as much as I don’t wa...

There’a Peppa Pig episode in which Grandpa Pig upsets the

playground by letting the littlest ones ahead of the bigger kids on the rides. It results in everyone claiming some special right to go next:

 

‘It’s my birthday tomorrow, so I should go next.’

‘I’m wearing glasses,...

April 13, 2016

From early in life we’re conditioned to try and find satisfaction in completing a task - tidy your room, eat your dinner, finish your homework, write your essay, complete your assignment. Even into early adulthood many of our achievements are ‘tick the box and on to th...

 

When I was younger and I was travelling overseas, there were a few things that I used to do to help me immerse myself in the culture:

 

  1. Eat as much local food as possible, get off of the tourist strips and try the interesting street food etc.

  2. Try and learn 5 ne...

 

Do you know what I hate? People that tell you how to “beat school holiday boredom”, like those pompous, self-righteous, upper middleclass gits that come on the commercial morning shows (Editor: Not Kochie, surely?). I hate the smugness of the hidden advertising and I...

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