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Best of 2023

Best of 2023

Growth mindset parenting highlights

2023 was quite a year and re-listening to many of the episodes I have realised just how much gold I have forgotten. So I’ve pulled out some highlights for you as a bit of an aide memoire.

  1. Senior maverick at Wired Magazine, Kevin Kelly, discusses things he wish he’d done more of with his kids.

  2. Author and adventurer, Beau Miles on trusting yourself.

  3. One of the things that we all going to have to contend with at sometime or other is death and grief and the chat I had with thanatologist, Cole Imperi was really helpful in preparing for how to discuss those difficult things with out kids in a way that is clear and supportive.

  4. When it comes to being deliberate CEO of Bellroy, Andy Fallshaw, helped describe the importance of defining our values and updating our beliefs.

  5. Considering 50% of the people we know and love experience periods it was insightful hearing about the menstrual cycle from author and musician, Lucy Peach.

  6. Following on from this theme we chatted with Nutritionist and naturopath, Stacey Curcio about the changes that happen at the other end of the spectrum from puberty for women, perimenopause.

  7. Last but not least we had educator, author, mother and parenting counsellor, Lael Stone imparting her wisdom around looking beneath the behaviour.

2023 was also a year of travel for us and one of the things that worked really well when we were on the road was the kids each had Spriggy debit cards.

So instead of them borrowing our debit cards to pay for things, especially as cash is something we hardly use ourselves now, they each have a card that has their pocket money pre-paid onto. All of which can be checked through an app on your phone. You can even give access to family and grandparents etc in case they want to give money to the kids as well.

If you’re in Australia and looking for a way to better manage how your kids deal with pocket money and spending I can’t recommend Spriggy enough.

If you’d like to give it a go it’s usually $30 to get a card for each child but if you click this link you can get $20 back when you sign up.

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