ARK3 Returns, Trauma and Rage, PTSD, & Violent Parenting (1h3m) – Episode 428

Episode 428 welcomes back Alex R. Knight III to chat with Skyler on the following topics: finally making the connection between his former alcoholism and trauma he experienced in childhood and adolescence; accepting failure as okay, and not as shameful; post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by both of them; family disfunction and divorce; the roots of authoritarianism in violent (physically and psychologically/emotionally) parenting; laws against spanking; the effects of prolonged brain exposure to stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline; stress in infancy, such as “cry-it-out”; evolutionary reasons why kids protest bedtime; Skyler’s family bedroom; and more.

Article: “Adolf Hitler: How Could a Monster Succeed in Blinding a Nation?” by Alice Miller
Article: “Stress in Infancy” by Linda Palmer
Book: Parenting for a Peaceful World, Robin Grille
Article: “The Dangers of ‘Crying It Out’” by Darcia Narvaez
Article: “Why Young Children Protest Bedtime: A Story of Evolutionary Mismatch” by Peter Gray
Website: The Natural Child Project, Articles on Gentle Guidance
Website: Project NoSpank

Listen to Episode 428 (1h3m, mp3, 64kbps)

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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