Psychologist Robin Grille has been theorising for some time that economic movements correlate directly with parenting and teaching trends. Right now, he says, the future is looking good.
There’s definitely a new kind of society emerging, far bigger than what the regular media would ever let you know.
He says people around the world are moving away from a top-down governance to a more community style model and believes it’s because we’ve also returned to a more needs based parenting style. He’s also linked it to an awareness of ‘flow’ and cites global research which shows that when children are engaged in activities where they find ‘flow’, their academic performance and behaviour improve.
We don’t want to beat each other up when we have access to being who we are…I know places where they’ve started to use democratic schooling systems as a treatment for social violence.
Listen to Robin Grille explain the link between economics and parenting here.
About Our Guest:
Robin Grille is a psychologist and parenting educator. His articles on parenting and child development have been widely published and translated in Australia and around the world. He’s also the author of ‘Parenting for a Peaceful World’ and ‘Heart to Heart Parenting’.