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Here are some of my articles, interviews and podcasts about parenting.

7. The Resilience Toolkit

Posted on April 11, 2020

“You can’t protect your children from trauma, but you can prepare them for it.” In our special bonus podcast, Gabi Lowe (from Episode 6) and Pippa Shaper share some of the tools they’ve created to help us build resilience – both in ourselves and in our children.


6. Tracking Down Joy

Posted on April 2, 2020

In 2012, aged 17, Jenna Lowe was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension. It’s degenerative and incurable. In this Village Live, Jenna’s mom, Gabi, shares the extraordinary insights she gained from having to face every parent’s worst fear, how she and her family learned to build resilience and how she believes that we – and our […]


4. More Than a Game?

Posted on March 15, 2020

We love seeing our kids succeed. But what happens when winning becomes the only thing that matters? Is it worth sacrificing a childhood? And can parents push too hard? Megan De Beyer talks to a former tennis player about her life as a teenage champion and how she feels looking back. If you don’t want […]


How to Raise a Man – 702

Posted on February 16, 2020

Radio 702 – Megan De Beyer, world-renowned parenting expert and psychologist on her new book, How to Raise a Man, a modern mother’s guide to raising her sons.


1. In The Beginning

Posted on February 11, 2020

The Village was born in February 2017 to parents Vanessa Raphaely and Megan De Beyer – one an editor, the other a psychologist, both mothers of teenagers who were beginning to drive them crazy. Talking about things together seemed to help. They started The Village on Facebook to see if anyone else wanted to join […]