Category Archives: World News

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

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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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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