David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

Join us as we welcome Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff, an esteemed journalist, and bestselling author renowned for her captivating exploration of parenting practices across cultures. 

Episode 164

Dr. Doucleff, author of the New York Times bestseller “Hunt, Gather, Parent,” brings a wealth of expertise to our discussion. With a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Berkeley, California, a master’s degree in viticulture and enology from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Caltech, her interdisciplinary background informs her unique perspective on parenting. Doucleff has reported for NPR’s global health desk for nearly 14 years, and 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.

Main Topics Covered:

  • Embracing traditional parenting practices from diverse cultures
  • Insights into the gentle discipline methods of the Inuit community
  • Nurturing self-reliance in children, inspired by the Maasai tribe
  • Cultivating empathy, resilience, and independence in kids through cross-cultural wisdom

In this enlightening episode, Dr. Doucleff shares profound insights from her latest book, “Hunt, Gather, Parent,” offering transformative wisdom on raising resilient, independent, and empathetic children. Discover the gentle discipline methods of the Inuit community, the Maasai tribe’s approach to nurturing self-reliance, and how embracing traditional wisdom can revolutionise modern parenting. Tune in to unlock invaluable lessons that transcend borders and cultures, empowering parents to foster thriving relationships with their children.

Lots of love,

Dave & Steve


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