Monthly Archives: May 2014

Free Podcast, talking about Teens, anger, shame, and more.

Thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful conversation with Tova and Kerri from ‘The Parenting Hour’ in Los Angeles. We covered so much ground; from understanding adolescence, what is going on in the teenaged brain, keeping our communication with our teen children vibrant … Continue reading

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I’m speaking at Pittwater TedX in July 2014

TedX is coming to Pittwater, in Sydney. I’m thrilled to have been invited to speak there, where I will be joining a bunch of fascinating innovators from this area. Only 100 tickets are available for this event, so I would … Continue reading

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Heart to Heart Parenting Seminars comes to Rozelle Public School!

Seminar: ‘Connecting with Your Toddler and Child’ – setting boundaries without punishment, shaming or manipulation. When: Thursday June 12th 2014, 6:30 PM for a 7:00PM start Where: Rozelle Public School Bookings: 

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Some seats left in my New Zealand workshops!

…but not for long! It all starts next Friday, 30th May 2014. First Queenstown, then Wanaka (that is South Island, in case you are flying in from overseas! or in case you failed geography in school), then to Thames and … Continue reading

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An Aussie TV program about Shame

The SBS show ‘Insight’, with presenter Jenny Brockie, looked at many aspects of shame – is it adaptive? Is it toxic? Some people poured their hearts out, incredibly moving and very human stories. (some annoying and irritating stuff was also said!) … Continue reading

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This is incredible!!!

A new city: built of recycled materials, 95% of building waste is reused or recycled. Even the concrete used is very low carbon. Recycled water. Entirely, 100% solar powered, everywhere. Public transport is electric cars, all solar energy. Leading the … Continue reading

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New Chair – New World!

Here is my new task chair. First product ever to be ‘Cradle-to-Cradle’ certified. That means it is at least 98% recyclable. As it is, it is built from 38% recycled content. When I am ready to recycle it – in about … Continue reading

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The challenges of 40+ parenting: survey participants wanted

Are you a mother of young children and near or over forty years old?   The author of this article is interested in hearing your thoughts on parenting over forty.   Please take a moment to share them in this … Continue reading

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Queenstown NZ to host Robin Grille seminars

Quite a bunch of empowering and informative workshops for parents, teachers and child-health professionals in Queenstown and Wanaka, from 30th May 2014 to Monday 2nd June. To enquire and register, go to and simply put ‘Robin Grille’ in the … Continue reading

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Overpopulation is not the problem – a sustainable world begins!

For ease of reading, I have re-posted this six-part series in the right order, all together as one piece. I loved writing it. It is chock-a-block full of great news. If you find yourself sometimes thinking that humanity is on a doomsday-gloomsday … Continue reading

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