Author Archives: Robin Grille

A big Turn-around for France

The 55th country to ban all corporal punishment of children has just joined. Congratulations France! Here is what they said in Parliament: “Education through violence can only create more violence in society. It also leads to failure at school, illness, suicide, … Continue reading

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Change Childhood and you Change the World

Great news from researchers! Sometimes legislation can change culture, and transform a society for the better. When a country bans all corporal punishment of children, soon afterwards there is a drop in youth violence rates. Ban corporal punishment and we … Continue reading

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Nepal, number 54!

Hurrah for Nepal! Its Parliament has finally made all corporal punishment of children a criminal offense. This makes Nepal the 54th nation to have protected children from legitimized violence. And the first in South Asia. Meanwhile, 56 additional countries have … Continue reading

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A song inspired by my book. Far out!

I was very touched to receive a message from Tracey Curtis, English singer-songwriter and mother-of-five who wrote a song called: ‘Raising Girls and Boys’ inspired by my book Parenting for a Peaceful World. She writes songs about family, life and … Continue reading

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Relating to adolescents: a new workshop in Coorabell, NSW

I’ve been asked so many times to deliver a workshop about adolescence (12 to 24 years) – and I’m happy to say: it’s finally ready for launch. Great excitement, but also great turbulence and upheaval. No wonder everyone in the family … Continue reading

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Parenting Seminar, coming to northern NSW

How do we connect with our toddlers and children, when their emotions – and our reactions! – can be like a storm sometimes? How do we reach them, inspire them and even heal them, when they can be so wild … Continue reading

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My Podcast on Uplift – Raising Children for a Peaceful Future

I was thrilled to be invited to the Uplift studio at Mullumbimby, NSW, for this lively dialogue with Chip Richards. Sharing it with you: here it is! Alternatively you can click in via iTunes, here. – and select “Raising Children for … Continue reading

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Listen-in on the Thriving Family Summit

What happens when there is too much information, and not enough realness? We end up feeling guilty and stuck. We don’t need ‘experts’ as much as we need open-ness. As a parent-educator and writer I don’t get asked this often … Continue reading

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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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