Parenting Time

Tips for a stress-free lead-up to the holiday season

6 December 2019

I was recently interviewed on radio about time tips to help manage pre-Christmas stress. After I’d shared the tips in the  short article below, the interviewer said, ‘That’s not what I expected at all, Robyn. I thought you’d tell the listeners the usual things like “Get organised early”, “Make lists” and similar – the kind of advice […]

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Are we encouraging our children to grow up with addiction habits?

3 December 2018

  I make no apology for a heavy subject-line, and I’m not the only one beating this drum. I’m in good company with Simon Sinek  and many others. You may be aware that I do a short weekly Facebook Live. Today’s topic (only 6.42 min) takes a look at this really serious problem. My choice of […]

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Does a 4-day week really work?

11 October 2018

Have you seen some of the media about the 4-day week that Perpetual Guardian, a New Zealand financial services company, experimented with earlier this year? Their CEO Andrew Barnes and his partner Charlotte Lockhart are personal friends, so it’s been a great chance to get an insider view of the company’s learnings, observations and next […]

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Neighbours Helping Neighbours

18 July 2017

The participants at one of my recent events came up with a time-related problem experienced by many parents.  I was at Tauriko School, Tauranga to run a time management seminar for parents. (It’s a fund-raising opportunity for communities and based around my new book ‘Getting a Grip on Parenting Time: 86 commonsense lessons from the […]

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A Simple Tip For Over-Loaded Young Parents

11 April 2017

Now my latest book, ‘Getting a Grip on Parenting Time: 86 commonsense lessons from the trenches’ is out, I’m getting regular requests to run time management seminars for young parents. The most recent one was a Zonta-sponsored one at Mangawhai Heads, an hour or so north of Auckland last Tuesday, in the midst of the worst […]

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How To Prevent Injuries, Starting At A Very Young Age

2 November 2016

Although my work is normally in the corporate world, many of my clients are also parents, so my next book (almost finished and due for release very soon) is Getting A Grip On Parenting Time: 86 Commonsense Lessons from the Trenches. The research for it, apart from my own ‘in the trenches with 6 kids […]

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The Most Reliable (and Time-Efficient) Way to Reduce the Risk of Food Allergies

12 October 2016

Everything links with everything. If anyone in our immediate family experiences health challenges, it almost always impacts dramatically on our productivity and ability to work effectively. So even though this column is normally focused on how to utilise our precious time and energy effectively, my choice of topic today still links back to using time […]

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Save Time – Get Those Kids Out Of Cars!

16 August 2016

A friend and I were doing our usual morning exercise – flapping our gums as well as our shoes. A brisk 40 minute morning walk down nearby country roads was our normal route, with wide-ranging conversation as a bonus kickstart for the day. A car zipped past. I casually noticed a school uniform in the […]

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Count Your ‘Hats’

11 August 2016

We constantly hear the work/life balance drum being beaten these days. Do you sometimes wonder if you’ll ever stumble across that mystical Holy Grail of perfect life balance? Or does it seem like something that only happens for others? And if you’re a parent as well as a business person does it seem like a […]

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Is Work/Life Balance A Myth?

2 August 2016

Work/life balance is given a lot of lip service in the corporate world – but what does that really mean, and how is it played out in the business world? There are three distinct stages of a person’s working life: 1. The single person’s or young married phase of hard-out, long hours, ‘I must build my […]

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