Category Archives: Empowerment/Activism

Easy actions you can take to help create a better world – such as online petitions, sustainable lifestyle alternatives, etc.

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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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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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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NewKind Festival 2019

It’s time, it is most definitely time. For fundamental change. For sure, it is scary to think of how endangered we are if we keep on with business as usual. But it is equally exciting to see the bounty of … 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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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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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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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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Closing remarks in New York, December 2014

This was the last brief interview we did with Lisa Reagan from Kindred Community. We were in New York, at the end of my ‘Parenting for a Peaceful World Tour’, and we were talking about the global Children’s Liberation Movement. … 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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