Presenter: NIYATI LIBOTTE IV
Guest: ROBIN GRILLE
Guest Bio: Robin Grille is a father, a psychologist in private practice with twenty years’ experience, and a parenting educator. His articles on parenting and child development have been widely published in Australia and overseas. Robin’s first book:’Parenting for a Peaceful World’ (2005) has received international acclaim and led to speaking engagements around Australia, USA and New Zealand. ‘Heart to Heart Parenting’ (ABC Books) is Robin’s second book. A passionate speaker and social change activist, Robin’s extensive research has led him to feel that improved attention to babies’ and children’s emotional needs is the most powerful way to move societies toward sustainability and peace.
Robin Grille looks at neurological effects of modern environments on children. He looks at changes to brain chemistry in early childhood in the modern era. He outlines the changes he has seen in his clinical practice with parenting styles in recent generations. He outlines how recent knowledge about baby cries, breastfeeding and better support etc. are improving a child’s lot. He outlines advice to other health professionals on how to deal better with children and adults suffering emotional trauma. He discusses the benefits of connection, empathy and support on emotional and brain health. He guides us on how to wade through the plethora of children’s health information and how to manage life stresses and compromise in the shadowy world of parenting and parenting guilt.