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Peers vital to turning troubled teens from jihad

9 Oct

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/peers-vital-to-turning-troubled-teens-from-jihad/story-fni0ffsx-1227558178885 http://m.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-path-of-least-resistance-produces-least-results-in-fighting-radicalisation/story-fnihsr9v-1227557973356?from=google_rss#load-story-comments http://bit.ly/1jLv2Kf Herald Sun and Courier Mail, 6 October 2015   Path of least resistance produces least results in fighting radicalisation THE gnashing of teeth over another radicalised teenager and another innocent fatality has triggered questions on how this could have been averted. While Strike Force Fellow rewinds the video footage in this critical […]

If we treat people as outsiders, they become outsiders

9 Oct

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/if-we-treat-people-as-outsiders-they-become-outsiders-20151004-gk0sel.html http://bit.ly/1L1yDL0   If we treat people as outsiders, they become outsiders October 4, 2015 Anti-Muslim vitriol plays into the hands of radicalisation recruiters. When an incident is imbued with a single drop of Islam, it apparently explains everything, and blinds us from asking the right questions. We are so hasty to roll out the loaded labels, such […]

My Child Magazine: What my daughters taught me

9 Sep

 http://www.mychildmagazine.com.au/blog/what-my-daughters-taught-me http://bit.ly/1PWitpa My Child Magazine What my daughters taught me No tea leaves could have predicted that Joseph Wakim would raise his daughters alone. August 26, 2015 Once upon a time I lived in my hometown of Melbourne with my young family: my beautiful wife Nadia and our three little girls, Grace, Michelle and Joy. […]

Book review: Emotional journey – Widowed father tells his story

9 Sep

http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/emotional-journey-book-review/2754941/ Emotional journey: Widowed father tells his story John Grey | 30th Aug 2015 12:00 PM THIS is not a how-to book about raising daughters – though there is much to be learned here. What My Daughters Taught Me is a deeply-felt, emotional family journey told by a single father. Author Joe Wakim’s soulmate Nadia […]

Raising daughters as a single dad

9 Sep

http://www.hillsnews.com.au/story/3307118/humour-helped-in-dads-great-challenge/?cs=1454 Hills News, 27 August 2015   Baulkham Hills author publishes autobiography about raising three daughters as a single dad By Flora Cauchi Aug. 27, 2015 For the past 12 years, Joseph Wakim has laughed, cried and learnt a lot from his daughters. Exemplary dad: Father-of-three Joseph Wakim said in his family he wears the […]

Parenting in the face of grief

9 Sep

http://www.essentialkids.com.au/family-life/family-home/parenting-in-the-face-of-grief-20150821-gj4l72.html Parenting in the face of grief August 21, 2015 Joseph Wakim The chapter headings in my book all begin with ‘How to …’ There is even a chapter titled ‘How to grieve’, as if there was such a ‘recipe’. Of course, these headings are all tongue in cheek, as I clamoured for a ‘DIY […]

A widowed father on the life lessons learned by raising 3 girls

9 Sep

http://www.debriefdaily.com/inspiration/what-my-daughters-taught-me/ 21 August 2015, Mamamia A widowed father on the life lessons learned by raising 3 girls When Joseph Wakim’s wife died of breast cancer in 2003, his three daughters were 11, 9 and 4 years old. Despite well-meaning friends, family and even strangers telling him he would need help to bring up his daughters, Joseph followed […]

On Sunrise: ‘What my daughters taught me’

9 Sep

https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/29231342/what-my-daughters-taught-me/#page1 Sunrise, 11 August 2015

On Raising Three Daughters Alone

9 Sep

http://www.culturestreet.com/post/joseph-wakim-on-raising-three-daughters-alone.htm? http://bit.ly/1NZ4D7c Culture Street August 19, 2015 Joseph Wakim is a widowed father of three daughters. From psychologist to social worker, he founded the Streetwork Project in Adelaide, the Australian Arabic Council, produced TV documentary Zero to Zenith: Arab Contributions Down Under, wrote four satirical comedies that were staged in Melbourne, founded Australia’s first Arabic […]

Stagnant NAPLAN results a symptom of teenagers becoming ‘screen-agers’

9 Aug

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/stagnant-naplan-results-a-symptom-of-teenagers-becoming-screenagers-20150808-gius5p.html Stagnant NAPLAN results a symptom of teenagers becoming ‘screen-agers’ August 9, 2015 Is it any wonder that the NAPLAN literacy and numeracy results published last week show that the writing skills of years 7 and 9 students have gone backwards? Before we play the blame game between teachers and parents, we need to look […]