Motherhood – Emily Writes & Hollie McNish: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

There was a welcome number of baby bumps and wee ones in the audience for the WORD Christchurch session on Motherhood with Kiwi blogger and The Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes - who has recently launched her second book on parenting - Is It Bedtime Yet?  - and British superstar poet Hollie McNish, known for her…
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Podcast – Cyberbullying

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. George Guild (Ara Institute of Canterbury), Nikki Wheeler (Sticks 'n' Stones) and Sean Lyons (Netsafe - via phone) join Sally to discuss cyberbullying. What is it? What are its…
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Podcast – Discussing Autism

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from New Zealand's only specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. Broadcast during Autism Awareness Week, this panel discussion touches on the following topics - Part I: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? What do we know about the…
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Emily Writes talks

Emily Writes is a Wellington-based writer whose blog posts have a habit of going viral. She is mother to two year-old Ronnie and four year-old Eddie and over the last couple of years I have chatted with her online quite a bit. With a three year-old myself our online conversations have covered the full range…
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Lactivism

There's always been plenty of people out there who project their parenting preferences onto others - self-appointed citizens who prey on earnest mothers and fathers simply trying to do their best. There are a lot of different parenting styles and approaches out there. And some people are adamant theirs is best. Right? That's why politicization…
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