Author(s): Robin Grille
This is a powerful and shocking insight to the history of parenting from pre-Christian times to the present day, and how history has shaped the way we behave. With the media speculating about what needs to be done to address society's woes, and how we might stop teenage violence, gun and knife crime, binge drinking, drug abuse, obesity etc etc, this is a timely book.In order to understand dysfunction and violence in society, Robin Grille takes us through the horrifically violent history of parenting throughout the world. He explains in detail how our own experience as children affects our actions as parents and how, to a greater or lessor extent, we have all been damage by our own experience.Imagine a world where war, tyranny, human rights abuses and ecological destruction were relics of the past. And what if the means to achieve this were in the hands of mothers and fathers, and all those involved in the care and education of children?"Parenting For A Peaceful World" is a fascinating look at how parenting customs have shaped societies and major world events. It reveals how children adapt to different parenting styles and how these early experiences underpin the adults they become.In this expansive book Robin Grille draws on revolutionary new research to aruge that the safeguarding of children's emotional development is the key to creating a more peaceful and harmonious world. "Parenting For A Peaceful World" is a book for parents, child health professionals, and adults learning to be whole again. It is a manifesto for policy-makers and a resource for teachers. If the findings outlined in these pages were to be put into practice, the result could easily be a revolution of peace, humanity and a world beyond our imagination.
"An impressive book. The way we think and behave as parents does not only affect our relationship with a child, or even that child as an adult. It creates the society in which we live. It shapes the future of the world. Robin Grille explains how authoritarian parenting and denial of intimacy can create hatred and violence that warps our culture." Sheila Kissinger "In clear and compelling language Robin Grille explores the childhood origins of human action and choice, from its most violent to its most humane. This is the book that could save the world, if we can only pay attention." Jan Hunt, author The Natural Child "The combination of a strong foundation of clinical experience, journalstic integrity and concise ideas supported by extensive references sets this book apart from the work of others in the field. I believe that the framework for change provided in Robin Grille's book will become essential reading." Victor R Evatt, President, Australian Association of Infant Mental Health, New South Wales Branch"
Robin Grill is a Sydney based psychologist and psychotherapist with extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families, and teaching or facilitating groups. His work on child development, parenting issues and family relationships has been widely published in Australia, the USA, Canada, South Africa and Israel. This is his first UK publication. He is available for interviews and hopes to be in the UK for the launch.