This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... If you've ever spent any time on social media, you'll know that irresistible pull to jump into an argument with a complete stranger. "Don't read the comments," is commonly accepted wisdom. Yet if you do Read More >

There’s no such thing as a naughty child

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Donald Winnicott, one of the pre-eminent psychotherapists of the twentieth century - and in having a parenting programme on BBC radio was probably also the first "media therapist" - famously said: "There is no such Read More >

The Nutters Club: What makes our blood boil?

On the 1st of July Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We discussed, and asked callers, what makes you angry, and how can we best deal with anger? To listen to the audio of the show, it's in two parts, click the links below… Click here for The Nutters Club Read More >

Are you tired of people being ‘outraged’?

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... More and more recently I've been feeling like I have outrage fatigue. There's just no shortage of things to be outraged about. From the trivial: the price of avocados, to the local: Housing New Zealand Read More >

On the 24th of June Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with special guest "Paul" about AA and his own recovery from alcoholism through the 12 -Step programme, as Alcoholics Anonymous has been helping alcoholics in NZ now for 70 seventy years. To listen to the audio of the show Read More >

Is the way you communicate ruining your relationship?

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... There's a tipping point in life where, despite your own image of yourself as "youth adjacent", you start to feel the generation gap. Nowhere has this been more apparent to me than when I talk Read More >

On the 17th of June Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with guest mother and daughter Tina Jones and Serena Benson, talk about Serena's opioid addiction which developed after a series of miscarriages, her rock bottom, rehab and her recovery with the support of her family. To listen to Read More >

The hardest thing to do as a parent

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... I hate writing about parenting because the world is already full of a million opinions about how to raise your child. In many ways it's bizarre that something we've been doing forever has had so Read More >

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