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Parenting has changed: things your parents & grandparents said on raising kids

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Presenters: Inspirational speaker Dr Robyn Mills www.RobynMills.com.au

Dr Rosina McAlpine parenting expert: life skills for kids in 15 minutes at a time www.DrRosina.com   

Parents of today and parents of yesteryear, have always loved their children and wanted the best for them. It might not seem that way, when we look back at some of the parenting practices of our parents and grandparents. While some parenting approaches remain the same others are very different today and have changed with the times. Do you parent in the same way your parents and grandparents parented you? In this interview, we’ll explore how parenting has changed by looking at the things your parents & grandparents said about raising kids.

Perhaps as a child you were told:

  • Behave or you’ll get a clip around there ear (or worse)
  • Kids should be seen and not heard; speak only when spoken too
  • Eat everything on your plate – there’s starving children in Africa
  • If you break a mirror you’ll have seven years of bad luck
  • To be quiet – what will the neighbours think, or that
  • You should turn the other cheek?

Taking a closer look at some of the parenting techniques of past generations we seek to understand more about their impact on children and the intentions that underpinned this parenting. Dr Robyn Mills interviews Dr Rosina McAlpine, creator of the Inspired Children Parenting Program, to see if these parenting approaches are still relevant today, and if not, how can we take the good intentions behind these practices and bring them into a new paradigm of modern parenting.

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