Author Archives: Robin Grille

‘Vive la France’ – and its ‘enfants’!

Mon Dieu, quelle bonheur! France just became the 52nd country to ban all corporal punishment of children, at home or at school. Only 4 countries left till all of Europe is a smacking-free zone. Well, in Italy it is already … Continue reading

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Climate makes us borderless

Every so often a historic moment comes that demands strong and committed collective action. I believe we are there, all of us, right now. And normal, day to day life will not do. The world is in a climate emergency, … Continue reading

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The Trump phenomenon started with childhoods

Can the cultural forces that gave rise to Trump and his anti-environment xenophobic cabinet be explained by….. ….trends in parenting in USA?   I have decided to make my epilogue to Heart-to-Heart Parenting (2012 edition) freely available. Just have a … Continue reading

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Science smacks the smack

I wonder how much more science we are going to need. Is this enough yet? Half a century of research studies, over 160,000 children studied around the world. There is no safe level. Even a bit of a smack is harmful for … Continue reading

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Pediatrics ramps up support for BF and co-sleeping

In their newest policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (largest in the world) has just issued its strongest statement yet, in support of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months, and sleeping with baby very close by. Both breastfeeding and … Continue reading

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FREE online conference: Education: Next Generation

Please join me for the Education: Next Generation Online Conference! This is a FREE global online event from Nov. 3-7, 2016, bringing together over 25 experts and thought leaders in parenting and education. The conference is hosted by Jason and … Continue reading

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Healthy Birth Healthy Earth Conference now available online

Available now: nine wonderful presentations that help us discover how awareness of birth can support our human evolution in co-creation with Nature. Over eleven hours of magnificent insight and inspiration with world-class speakers. For more info and to purchase, go HERE … Continue reading

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Number 50 is here!

Paraguay just became the 50th nation to ban the corporal punishment of children. There is almost nowhere left in Latin America where a child can be legally hit. Meanwhile, more nations are committing to the process of banning. Hitting a … Continue reading

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Parenting for a Peaceful World goes to China

I’m thrilled to share these news. A Cantonese translation of my book, Parenting for a Peaceful World, will be entering the Chinese speaking world sometime in 2017. There are exciting rumblings in Chinese culture. Curiosity. Hunger for change. EDiversity, my publisher, … Continue reading

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Orlando, not so far away

Omar Mateen was once a beautiful and innocent baby boy. He was not born to be a slaughterer.  Was this terrorism? Yes, if by this we mean the terror that he suffered for desiring men when his father reviled homosexuality. … Continue reading

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