Newsletter Subscription

Regular Updates on Parenting, Happy Children & Emotional Intelligence

  • Latest Articles - Raising Children with Emotional Intelligence
  • New Parenting Blogs
  • Parenting Tips for Happy Children
  • Free Online Seminars
  • Popular Parenting Books & Reviews

Subscribe!

Regular Updates on Parenting, Happy Children & Emotional Intelligence

  • Latest Articles - Raising Children with Emotional Intelligence
  • New Parenting Blogs
  • Parenting Tips for Happy Children
  • Free Online Seminars
  • Popular Parenting Books & Reviews

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Unsubscribe

Proudly Supporting

Proudly Supporting

Author profile

Michelle Higgins

Interact with Michelle

About Michelle

Michelle's family  consists of 4 kids, 1 dog and a husband (although he was the only family member not to make it into her blog title). In a past life she was a union organiser, worked in a domestic violence agency and studied Arts/Law. For relaxation she reads, preferably while comfortably seated at a cafe.

Michelle is Australian but also a citizen of the United States where she has lived previously. She has recently returned with her family to California this year after spending the past six years in her home town of Sydney. While finding change exciting, Michelle says packing up her life and starting again was just a little daunting. We're sure it will provide fertile ground for new writing material.

Michelle likes to say that her family comes with a dash of Aspergers, along with generous servings of humour, intelligence and creativity. While this quirk may bring certain challenges, it makes life just that little bit more interesting. Her home is television-free but somehow her children seem to manage to wrangle indecent amounts of screen time at every opportunity.

Michelle's Latest Blog Posts View all

Michelle's Top Internet Finds

04/12/2013 - 06:55

Here is this week's best-of-the-best child and parenting articles found on the internet, selected by happychild contributor, Michelle Higgins. Read full post
Be the first to comment

Michelle's Top Internet Finds

27/11/2013 - 09:17

Welcome to my new weekly column where I present an eclectic mix of articles from around the globe on all things related to children and parenting. Read full post
Be the first to comment

Free Range Parenting - Lucky To Have the Choice

18/09/2013 - 13:18

In an Op Ed in the New York Times, Jennifer Finney Boylan writes "We want to shield our children, but it's the worst thing we can do." She talks about her son's exchange Read full post
Be the first to comment

Shaming Teen Mums is a Bad Idea

19/03/2013 - 15:10

What if instead of deciding to shame teenagers out of 'choosing' to become parents with a questionable 'public health' campaign (see Read full post
Be the first to comment

Confidence is Not Everything - Encouraging My Child

17/09/2012 - 12:02

My daughter had an audition for a local youth orchestra and, not surprisingly, she was nervous. Read full post
Be the first to comment

Michelle's Latest Articles View all

Is There a Gun Where Your Child Plays?

08/10/2013 - 10:14

It was our teen who first told me that the parents of one of his friends keep a handgun in their family home '‘for protection'’. I did not react well. Read full post
Be the first to comment

Violence in Video Games - What Parents Need to Know

29/10/2012 - 12:05

Although strongly challenged by well-credentialed researchers of the opposing view, a considerable body of research supports the view that children’s and adults’ exposure to violent media, includin Read full post
Be the first to comment

What is the Value of Homework? Research and Reality

01/05/2012 - 13:23

Raise the topic of homework with parents of school age children and watch the sparks fly. Read full post
Be the first to comment

How Brain Science Can Help Parents Understand Teen Behaviour

09/02/2012 - 10:49

Breakthroughs in neuroscience can help us better parent the teens in our lives. Read full post
Be the first to comment

Teaching Emotional Intelligence - How Schools Can Educate Children for Life

05/12/2011 - 11:51

image by Michelle Higgins, all rights reserved: teacher Anna Kearney Step into Anna Kearney’s third grade classroom, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, and you will see amo Read full post
Be the first to comment