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 discusses the ideal parenting environment for a healthy child: one where breastfeeding, parental leave and hands on parenting is favoured. He believes this leads to greater economic and social productivity as adults but requires cultural change in policy. He outlines how emotional wellbeing is the new frontier. He discusses the neurochemical changes that occur with improvements to connection and interaction with a young child.