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 explains the complex hormonal diet that contributes emotional health. He cites the effects of neurochemicals like oxytocin on the emotional wellbeing of children. Robin outlines the history of parenting and how children’s physical health has improved in recent decades. He also outlines cultural differences in parenting and the changes in family planning. He looks at child abuse and changes to societal norms. He outlines how as a result levels of violence in society as a result of mental health issues is diminishing.
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Niyati:Hello. Welcome back to Health Professional Radio. This is Niyati Labot [sp]. I’m in discussion with Robin Grille, clinical psychologist and parenting expert, who is also the expert of two fabulous books, Parenting for a Peaceful World and Heart to Heart Parenting. Robin, you were just discussing the benefits of oxytocin in basically enamouring the brain and establishing a more developed emotional health for the child, which obviously has links into their future, into becoming an emotionally balanced adult.
Is that the only thing that at this point in time, you have made a connection with in terms of why, on a more clinical level, early childhood and emotional support is so important? Or are there other hormones and other things going on as well?
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