Grownups & their Double Standards (…or, A Question of Respect)

When I decided I wanted to write a piece on respect, I imagined I’d do some kind of in-depth examination of one central juicy question.  Somewhat predictably, on the journey of looking for it, I found a whole pile more.  So, I’m here with not just one question about respect, I’m here with loads of them. And, no specific answers. All these questions did however take me on a really useful thought adventure and my hope is that you might embark on one too.  And maybe like me you’ll arrive …

Hilary JacksonGrownups & their Double Standards (…or, A Question of Respect)

Staying connected when you don’t want to be

I think it’s true to say that by the time our children leave home, we’d love to think that a few nuggets of our hard-won wisdom will go with them as they set sail out into the world. My first-born son moved out of home just over a year ago, a few weeks shy of his 18thbirthday. I hoped something useful had stuck.  So it was that a question I saw on quora.com really piqued my interest: “What was the best advice your parents ever gave you?”. Rather than consider …

Hilary JacksonStaying connected when you don’t want to be

Parenting like an Ordinary Human

Embracing “Ordinariness” as a Pathway to Real Contentment What does the concept of ‘being ordinary’ bring up for you?  It was only recently that I was asked to consider this. And, to be honest it’s been one of the most inner-revolution-inspiring ideas that I’ve connected with for quite some time. Actually it brought up a LOT of discomfort.  As a member of western mainstream culture, I’ve been soaked in a set of values that places the individual on a pedestal and tells me to focus on things like reach for more!and fulfil …

Hilary JacksonParenting like an Ordinary Human