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In this episode, we explore a primal parenting style honoring children as sovereign beings. Arthur Haines is back on the show to give us some insight into how he and his partner are raising their daughter Samara. He challenges some of today’s popular parenting styles — explaining their shortcomings and giving examples of what he and his partner do differently. This show is rich with takeaways on raising a sovereign child with the feral mindset. Listen with an open mind!
Here’s to the next generation of ReWilders!
- Children are sovereign humans
- Corporal punishment vs. conscious communication
- Helicopter parenting
- Parenting in natural vs. urban environments
- Cry it out parenting
- It takes a village
- Place-based education
- Co-sleeping myths debunked and why you should consider co-sleeping
- Arthur’s thoughts on teens and sex
- ReWild Yourself! Podcast: Ben Hewitt on Unschooling Ourselves and Our Children
- Is exposure to 'dirt' good for children?
- Is Dirt the New Prozac? Injections of soil bacteria produce serotonin—and happiness—in mice.
- No More "Nature-Deficit Disorder": The "No Child Left Inside" movement.
- ReWild Yourself! Podcast: Arthur Haines on How Speaking English Impacts Our Relationship With Nature
- Helicopter parenting
- Cry it out or Ferber Method
- Dangers of “Crying It Out”: Damaging children and their relationships for the longterm.
- Separation distress call in the human neonate in the absence of maternal body contact.
- Luther Emmett Holt
- John B. Watson
- Hunter-Gatherer Infancy and Childhood
- Culture and early infancy among central African foragers and farmers.
- Aboriginal Australians
Connect with Arthur:
Greetings! My name is Arthur Haines and I’ve been helping people explore human ecology for over 20 years. I’ve done this with the mission of developing deep awareness of and connection to nature, promoting individual health, and fostering self-reliance. Wild food is a passion of mine, and through this, I offer a glimpse of our past and a new picture of our future. Through this knowledge, and many other facets of our shared ancestral lifeways, we can awaken a rewilding of our body, mind, and heart.
I endeavor to share knowledge garnered from this perspective, one that merges the material knowledge of present-day people with the ecological knowledge of ancestral people.