EP 37: Parenting as a Radical Act. With Eloise Rickman

A few months ago I invited Eloise to share her work on the podcast, little did we know how timely this conversation would be.

What we Talked About

  • Parenting ourselves to be the parent our children need us to be
  • Asking the important questions of what are our values and what we want to pass on to our children
  • Learning to have empathy for our own parents
  • What it means to be a Mighty Mother
  • How her year of maternity leave (lucky to be living in the UK) led her on a wild journey of discovery
  • Her own childhood experience of being home educated
  • Crunching the numbers once the maternity leave was over to be able to stay home with her daughter
  • How our global crisis is making us re-evaluate our fast pace life
  • The difference between routines and rhythm and how to set a peaceful and respectful one in your home
  • How to properly communicate with our partners about our different parenting choices
  • The exciting news of her first book being published

Things to Remember

“Make the moments you are regularly spending together memorable.”

Eloise Rickman

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Now, Eloise and I want to know from you!

What have you found to be better for your family’s strict routines of loose rhythms? And why?

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More About my Guest

Eloise Rickman is a British author and parent educator who works with clients around the world through online courses and private coaching. Her work focuses on evidence-based parenting, home education, and helping families find more rhythm and ease in their daily lives. Her first book “Extraordinary Parenting: The Essential Guide to Parenting and Educating at home” (Scribe) has just been published.

She is a trained doula, and previously studied social anthropology at Cambridge University where she first became interested in how childhood and family practices shape society. She believes that parenting can be a radical act, and that changing the way we raise and educate children has the potential to shape society for the better.

She lives in London with her husband Sam and young daughter Frida, who has been home educated from birth.

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