Category Archives: World News

The latest reforms in child-rearing, family policy and education from around the world

Renew Fest 2017 at Mullumbimby

For so long I wished for an alliance between the Green Movement and the Children’s Liberation Movement. How else can humanity evolve towards the interconnected, ecologically integrated society? So, it finally happened. And I’m thrilled. And I will be there, … Continue reading

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‘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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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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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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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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The Biggest Line in the Sand

May 2016, they meet in Dakar. Humanity rolls up its sleeves, and re-greens the biggest desert. Changing the climate. Feeding the hungry. Multi-crops among the trees, in a gigantic, new and bio-diverse forest. From despair come unity and daring. Something … Continue reading

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The New Harmonious Industrial Revolution

So simple…so many of the world’s most frightening problems solved at once… Is this a time for hopelessness and fear, or a time for paradigm-shifting solutions? A farm that RESTORES the environment?? Really??? While feeding a populace, restoring health, providing … Continue reading

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Mongolia bans corporal punishment!

By prohibiting physical punishment in al settings, Mongolia has just become the first country in East Asia to do so. Once the most feared warriors and invaders throughout Asia and Europe, now leaders in peace-oriented reform. 49 nations have prohibited, … Continue reading

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Jewish rejection of circumcision: growing fast!

Fantastic news. Across several branches of Judaism, and in the secular Jewish world, in USA, South America, Europe and even in Israel – yes, very much so in Israel – young Jewish parents and rabbinical authorities are no longer amputating … Continue reading

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The state of childhood – an update

A massive study, 96 nations in all, published in the Pediatrics journal. Around the world, more than half of the world’s children were the victims of violence – and that’s just 2014.         Bear in mind, that … Continue reading

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