“Every child is the same as a little baby” Guide for Vietnamese Australian Parents by Vinh Van Le (1994)

Free PDF Download: Vietnamese/English Parenting Guide 1994

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In the 1990s, headlines such as “Viet gangs take over heroin trade” were commonplace in Australian national newspapers.

My father Mr Vinh Van Le, was a prominent social worker here in the Vietnamese Community here in Adelaide. During this time, my father volunteered to research and author a parenting guide titled “Every child is the same as a little baby”. Vinh received a small government grant to provide this for free as a means to combat this problem within our own community, beginning with the family itself.

From L>R older brother, mother, father Vinh Van Le and Dr Huu Kim Le at TEDx Adelaide 2015 “The Spell of Digital Immersion”

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Student Education and Well-being in the Digital Age – Scotch College Talk

This week Dr Le was delighted to give a talk to the teachers and staff at Scotch College titled “Student Education and Well-being in the Digital Age” at the Torrens Park Campus in Adelaide.

Dr Le’s key message was this:

“No matter how sophisticated or advanced technology gets, we cannot forget the human aspect of learning. We must continue to invest in teachers who care about student education and well-being.”

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How to start a conversation that could save a life in 3 steps- RUOK?

https://www.ruok.org.au/

STEP 1: Check out the RUOK? website guide on “How to ask a mate” here.

STEP 2: Try your best to arrange a face-to-face connection in the real world.

STEP 3: When face-to-face attempt to reconnect without the use of digital devices (eg. turn your mobile to airplane mode and do your best to talk without digital interruptions. Continue reading How to start a conversation that could save a life in 3 steps- RUOK?

“Biggest battle I have is restricting their video game time” Elon Musk’s parenting struggle

Having trouble restricting your child’s video game time? Well you are not alone. More and more, modern day parents are finding this a common family struggle. Even Elon Musk, founder of Paypal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX suffers from this parenting dilemma. With an estimated net worth of US$12.7 billion (83rd wealthiest person in the world), Musk admits having difficulties limiting his 5 children from excessive video game use (he has 1 set of triplets and 1 set of twins).

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Adelaide City Library – Poetry Workshop

I love libraries. For me, libraries have always been a welcoming space to enjoy, learn and seek solace. Last week, I deccityLibrary_mapided to browse Adelaide City Council’s relatively new “City Library” (opened in 2014). Libraries are a great way for children to explore and foster a life-long learning attitude.
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