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Sally Collings

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About Sally

Sally Collings is a writer and publisher who lives in the sub-tropical utopia of Brisbane with her husband and two daughters. After working behind the scenes in book publishing for twenty-odd years, Sally turned her hand to writing. Her first book was the bestselling Sophie’s Journey. It was followed by Positive, a collection of stories of finding life in the midst of cancer. Sally went on to write The World According to Kids, which offers a child’s-eye view of life, love and chocolate cake.

In between running Red Hill Publishing, caring for her two girls (aged six and seven) and extracting melted toys from the oven, Sally is busy promoting her latest book, Parenting with Soul. It is for parents who used to grasp the meaning of life but dropped it on the way to kindy.

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Quick, the Queen is Coming!

16/03/2012 - 13:21

I do believe I’ve cracked the ‘kids and chores’ code. This week, we played a game that I made up (as you’d be able to tell) called ‘Quick! The Queen is coming!’ Read full post
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A Lesson from a Wise Night Owl and an Easy Sleeper

09/01/2012 - 16:34

I do wonder who is raising whom, sometimes. Read full post
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Smug Alert - Are you a Smug Mum?

02/12/2011 - 12:24

Smug, smug, smug – it’s one of those words that the more you say it, the stranger it sounds. Read full post
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Do We Have a Blinkered View of Our Children?

01/11/2011 - 12:00

Sometimes I think all children have double identities. There’s the ‘at home’ child, the one the parents know and love, and there’s the ‘out in the world’ child, the one that the rest of us see. Read full post
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Help! I Love Books but My Child is a Reluctant Reader

10/10/2011 - 15:44

I’ve been infatuated with reading ever since I can remember. Read full post
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Minfulness and me time

10/11/2010 - 07:13

Ah, well then you will enjoy my new book Parenting with Soul (drumroll for shameless self-promotion ...), which will be out in April. Mindfulness and being in the moment is a big theme in it, because I agree that this is an area that is so important for parents - and so hard to keep hold of in the chaos of parenting.

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Perfect??

29/10/2010 - 09:56

Thanks Jodie! As you can probably tell, I'm intrigued by the whole idea of perfection - like you say, good and bad are all part of the mix.

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Making space for silence

25/09/2010 - 16:03

Good to hear of someone else who believes in silence, even though it's hard to get (or make!) sometimes. Like most things with small children, it is hard at first but practice helps and they do get used to the idea. My 7yo's class went on an excursion to the botanic gardens a couple of weeks back and the whole class went through the Japanese garden in complete silence, so that they could absorb the serenity - I never would have thought it possible but they did it!

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Wabi-sabi outside the western world

19/07/2010 - 17:17

Yvette, thanks for the feedback! I do think that wabi-sabi is easier to spot when you get off the track of wealthy Western society - or perhaps it's simply more important for us to see it in places where we might not expect beauty to be.

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Playground nerves

05/07/2010 - 13:04

Jodie, that's such a great response to things people say that hurt you - 'that's your opinion.' Nice and calm, and it's not a put-down. (I know lots of grownups who would benefit from that approach!)

Abby, I like that approach to role playing - it's probably a really effective way to externalise the worry.

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