Michaeleen Doucleff, Ph.D.
Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy Helpful Little Humans
Sponsored by the Glenbard Parent Series (GPS).
As NPR Science correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff, Ph.D. traveled globally with her young daughter, she discovered that the oldest cultures in the world had mastered the art of raising happy, well-adjusted children, and had much to teach us those of us at home. Without resorting to bribes, threats, or chore charts, the caregivers in three of the world’s most venerable communities; Maya families in Mexico, Inuit families above the Arctic Circle, and Hadzabe families in Tanzania seem to have developed a remarkably effective approach for teaching children emotional intelligence and self-control.
In this presentation and in her bestseller Hunt, Gather, Parent, Doucleff shares research conducted with psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, and sociologists and explains how parenting strategies built on cooperation instead of control, trust instead of fear, and personalized needs instead of standardized development milestones can positively impact children’s mental health and development and will help us rethink the ways we relate to our children. Join us to learn about a universal parenting paradigm adapted for American families that helps protect young people from the stress and anxiety all too common in America.
Doucleff is a correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk. In 2015, she was part of the team that earned a George Foster Peabody award for its coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Prior to joining NPR, Doucleff was an editor at the journal Cell, where she wrote about the science behind pop culture. She has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in viticulture and enology from the University of California, Davis. She lives with her husband and daughter in San Francisco.
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