Take Risks

The challenge for teachers and parents
by Mike Cooney

John Marsden would argue that one of the best things we can do for our kids is to raise them to love the adventure of life. And by doing that, we will set them up to be successful adults – able to face problems head-on, find solutions, and show resilience in adversity.

The best-selling author of the award-winning Tomorrow series, John has spent his life educating kids and teenagers. As the founder and principal of two schools – Candlebark and Alice Miller – he has put his theories to the test and seen the empowering results of his methods.

Recently we had the opportunity for an enjoyable chat – about education and parenting, his latest book Take Risks, and why so many children today fall apart when things go wrong …

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