The New Story Of Childhood, Parenthood And The Human Family – A Lecture For APPPAH PPNE Program


The New Story of Parenting and Childhood with Lisa Reagan 1 hour CE from Kate White on Vimeo.

The video above is from a Monday LIVE Lecture presented to the international PPNE students of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health in May 2016 by Lisa Reagan, Kindred’s editor and co-founder of Families for Conscious Living. In this presentation, Lisa condenses her three hour workshop lecture on the New Story of Childhood, Parenthood and the Human Family in to an hour long overview for APPPAH students who are specifically looking toward the emergence of birth psychology into this New Story paradigm.  In sharing her own story, she reveals an unfolding historical events over the last four decades that coalesced into an ongoing and growing Conscious Parenting Movement.  Lisa acknowledges that most people, like herself, do not realize they are participating in meta story lines that form a continuum of human consciousness.  However, with this missing context, our lives shift out of an enculturated and constrictive Old Story to the expansive and self-authoring potential of the New Story.

Here is the link to the commercial shown in the video (that does not come through above). The video seeks to normalize the cultural imperatives faced by new parents (lack of social support while parents in all other developed countries enjoy paid family leave, sometimes up to a year.  The video shows moms who “have taken two bullets in the chest,” nursing a baby at a computer while studying at night, most likely taking on debt to compete for jobs in a culture that, again, does not support bringing new humans into the US.  No context is a hallmark of the Old Story, as it does not believe any other possibility exists outside itself.

Note: At 44:53, Lisa forgets the name of the author who coined the phrase Heroic Communities.  It is Richard Tarnas, author of Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, and you can read more about Heroic Communities and download his MP3 podcast here.

(Note: Lisa apologizes for the quality of her voice as she was recovering from an illness.)

Resources Mentioned In The Lecture

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Birth Psychology articles on Kindred

Birth Psychology videos on Kindred

Kindred’s Birth Psychology PDF

Creating Sustainable Humans With Conscious Parenting: A Kindred Interview With Darcia Narvaez, PhD

30 Years of the Natural Parenting Movement: A Kindred Interview with Peggy O’Mara, founder of Mothering Magazine

Parenthood and the Space Between Stories: A Kindred Interview with Charles Eisenstein



Magical Child, Joseph Chilton Pearce

The Dream of the Earth, Thomas Berry

The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, Thomas Verny, MD

The Mind of Your Newborn Baby, David Chamberlain, PhD

Parenting for a Peaceful World, Robin Grille

Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life, Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Cassandra Vieten

The 2007 Shift Report: Evidence of a World Transforming, from the Institute of Noetic Sciences

The 2008 Shift Report: Changing the Story of Our Future, from the Institute of Noetic Sciences

Worldview Explorations Project Workbook and Facilitator Guide

The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World, Paul H. Ray, PhD, and Sherry Ruth Anderson, PhD

The Biology of Transcendence, Joseph Chilton Pearce

The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell

Mindful Motherhood, Cassandra Vieten, PhD

Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, Richard Tarnas

The Role of “Heroic” Communities in the Postmodern Era, Richard Tarnas


Organizations and Initiatives

Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health

Attachment Parenting International

Families for Conscious Living

Institute of Noetic Sciences

Mothering Magazine

Parenting As A Hero’s Journey

Worldview Explorations Project


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