We offer the first-of-several Grapevine seminars at the Aotea Centre: ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Failing At Home’ – and it’s a winner! More magazines (where do the ideas come from?) get delivered by our letterbox troops: ‘WHEN LOVE NEEDS TO BE TOUGH (REPAIRING FAMILIES)’ … ‘HOW TO WRECK A GOOD FRIENDSHIP’ … ‘ARE YOU RAISING A BRAT?’
And in the August UPDATE the Editor gets passionate:
“Did you see it? I saw it in the Herald. The awful story of Craig, a 10-year-old Dannevirke boy, who was frog-marched by his father from a school disco, flung bodily into the car, punched and driven off. At home, Craig kept repeating, ‘I’m sorry Dad’ as his father, who had been drinking all day, literally kicked the boy to death!
“Do you have sons of your own? I have. Two of them. And I can’t believe any father could do this. But I CAN believe this tragedy NEED NEVER HAVE HAPPENED!
“I’m sorry. I don’t normally get worked up. But this report has left me struggling. No, I haven’t got all the answers. But, you see, there’s a good chance Craig could still be alive today if his family had regular access to the kind of resources Grapevine specialises in …”