Author Archives: Robin Grille

Hope for peace in South Africa

On the 18th September, 2019, South Africa became the 57th nation to completely prohibit the corporal punishment of children. Since all social violence begins at home and at school, this commitment to child protection will (as it has done in … Continue reading

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Scotland the Brave!

Bravo Scotland, you’ve just become the 58th country to completely ban all corporal punishment of children – at home, at school, everywhere! You have joined Ireland and New Zealand, in becoming just the 3rd mostly English-speaking nation to have done … Continue reading

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Troubled by ‘Sleep Training’?

Does the advice to ‘sleep-train’ your baby make you … uncomfortable? Against all the conventions of developmental science, this practice is still being widely recommended. I’ve heard from countless mothers who are heartbroken by ‘controlled crying’ techniques foisted on them, … Continue reading

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Does Australia protect children?

This is not a happy blog-post. South Australia just became the second last state to comprehensively ban the corporal punishment of children in schools – all schools. Do we say bravo to this, in the 21st century? Queensland, meanwhile, is … Continue reading

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Podcast: How Early Experiences Affect Who You Become

I had a wonderful time chatting with Emily Giles from ‘Untaming Podcasts’, for a series called: ‘Rewild the CHild’. From the sublime to the comical, from the personal to the political, we unpacked ‘body-memory’; how our childhood experiences influence our relationships: … Continue reading

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I’ve moved my practice – but not far!

It was time. My new consulting room is a breath of fresh air. Bathed in sunlight, spacious and comfy – it is probably the most welcoming space I have ever worked in. I’m loving it there. I’m still in central … Continue reading

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Next Public Workshop: Early Bonding, your Brain and Human Happiness

Would love to see you there, bring your questions! We can create a more beautiful world, beginning with the beginning … When: Friday 10th May, starts at 7:00pm – till 9:00pm Where: The Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick NSW Bookings: Australian … Continue reading

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A Leap Forward in Social Evolution

These news could have far, far reaching implications. A profound paradigm shift is underway. The first Surgeon-General in California, Dr Nadine Harris, is a leading advocate for the new understanding that our greatest diseases spring from emotional trauma in childhood. … Continue reading

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Mummycon 2019 – this 23rd March 2019. It was huge last time. May be huger this time. Be there!

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Today’s parenting is tomorrow’s politics

When we ask why a nation behaves the way it does, the first question we should ask is: “how have children been treated there?”    In 2011, I published a thumbnail sketch of the state of childhood in USA. By … Continue reading

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