You can access back issues of the Parental Intelligence Newsletter through the "Newsletter Archive" link at the top of every page on this site or you can go there directly through this link. Lower down this page, you will find a list of everything that's currently on the Parental Intelligence website.

There are links to more than 2,000 parenting, education, and personal development articles and blog posts in the issues of the Parental Intelligence Newsletter archived here, sharing ideas, observations and stories about natural birth, full term breastfeeding, co-sleeping (or close proximity sleeping), respect for human potential, modelling desired interpersonal and social behaviour, 'alternative education', and other topics that, generally speaking, reflect my own beliefs about parenting and my own experience of parenthood.

My wife and I have two children: a daughter who was born in 1985, and a son who was born in 1995.

I'm pleased to say that our children have grown up generally in happiness and good health and they're both delightful people. The years I've shared with them have indeed been a dramatic contrast to those of my own childhood, infinitely more positive in every way.

In my role as "The Publisher of the Parental Intelligence Newsletter", I was never anything more than that. I'm an 'ordinary bloke' who, for reasons too complicated to explain here, decided to publish a newsletter and it happened to be about parenting because that's what I'd mostly been involved in for a long time through many years as a stay-at-home dad.

Ultimately, as a consequence of my two children being born ten years apart and the younger, my son, being removed from school at the age of seven and educated at home for nine years, 'stay-at-home dad' turned out to be my primary occupation, in total, for more than two decades. An unusual eventuation for a man perhaps, but also a privilege. It has been a fascinating and joyful experience for which I will always remain deeply grateful.

The Parental Intelligence Newsletter was essentially an online adventure that ran in parallel and commensurately with the years my son was "growing without school". In August 2011, just before his 16th birthday, my son moved on to formal education and my own life inevitably began to change direction as well, until finding opportunities to give my newsletter the time and attention it required became too difficult for me and I decided to cease publication on its tenth anniversary.

I will, however, be maintaining this website as a static resource for the foreseeable future and hope you will find amongst its pages something that will make a positive difference to your life, and through you, to the lives of your children.

I wish you all the happiness and success you would wish yourself.

Bob Collier
Canberra, Australia
19 August 2012

What's on the Parental Intelligence website and how to find it

The Parental Intelligence Newsletter Archive

Browse issues of my newsletter going back to July 2007, or use the search box at the top of the page for specific interests.

The inaugural issue of the Parental Intelligence Newsletter

For anyone who's interested in historical documents, here's the very first issue of my newsletter, saved for posterity. Modified slightly with the removal of obsolete advertisements and now on a webpage. On 4 August 2002, it was an email I sent to my wife because I didn't actually have any subscribers at that precise moment in time.

Free ebooks produced by the Publisher of the Parental Intelligence Newsletter

Access them all from the Free eBooks Page:

Or you can go directly to the individual ebooks through the links below:

How I Parent

My parenting book. It's a quick read (33 pages) and will tell you something about the basics of my own parenting philosophy. First published December 2007. This is the third edition published November 2011.

Guiding Stars of the New Parenting Movement Volume 1

"An introduction to the work of Michael Mendizza, Robin Grille, Laura Ramirez, Jan Hunt, Pam Leo, Pat and Larry Downing, Alfie Kohn, Marc Prensky, Kali Wendorf and Jan Fortune-Wood."

Published February 2006. Some biographical information will be out of date now, but you'll find links to these people's websites and their current activities in my "Hall of Fame" (see below). With the exception of Pat and Larry Downing, whose website sadly no longer exists.

Guiding Stars of the New Parenting Movement Volume 2

"An introduction to the work of Aletha Solter, Kim Wildner, Naomi Aldort, John Travis and Meryn Callander, John Breeding, Scott Noelle, Beverley Paine and Alan Wilson."

Published December 2006. As with Volume 1, some biographical information will be out of date now, but you'll find links to these people's websites and their current activities in my "Hall of Fame".

How The American Psychiatric Association Tried To Scam Me And What I Did About It

See "The ADHD Fraud" below.

Profile Pages

In 2010, I was planning to compile a hold in the hand book along the lines of the "Guiding Stars" ebooks I'd produced in 2006. It didn't come to fruition. Ultimately, I decided to create a profile page for each of the people who'd generously agreed to be a part of my book project, and that came into being with my website's last 'makeover' in March 2011. With the exception of the profile page for Ian White, which, for reasons too complicated to explain here, had been created already in July 2009.

Any one of the 18 profile pages can be accessed from the appropriate image or text link in the navigation bar to the right of every page on this site. Or you can select a profile page to visit from this list of 'quicklinks':

Keith Gilbert
Janet Balaskas
Sarah J. Buckley MD
Pinky McKay
Jan Hunt
Robin Grille
Christopher White MD
Teresa Graham Brett
Fred A. Baughman Jr. MD
John Breeding PhD
Laurie A. Couture
Wendy Priesnitz
Linda Dobson
Beverley Paine
Laura Grace Weldon
Sandra Dodd
Clark Aldrich
Ian White

Click on the photo at the top of each of these pages if you want to go directly to the person's website.

The Parental Intelligence "Hall of Fame"

People I like. People whose work I like to share. People who have their own page at this website. People who featured in the two volumes of Guiding Stars of the New Parenting Movement. Other people of note who have an association of some kind with the Parental Intelligence Newsletter.

Additional Resources

A page listing "Other Websites & Blogs of Interest", all of which have been mentioned previously in the Parental Intelligence Newsletter at one time or another (many of them prior to 2007).

Neuro-Linguistic Programming: The Technology of Choice

A special report on The Technology of Choice, a workshop run as an introduction to "Neuro-Linguistic Programming", or "NLP", by NLP Consultant Keith Gilbert in Sydney, Australia, which I attended in February 2009. Keith Gilbert is the author of my favourite parenting book, Liberating Parents.

"The ADHD Fraud"

The first four years of my newsletter were dominated by my interest in what I came to refer to as "the psychiatric labels scam". I wrote quite extensively on this subject, but very little of what I wrote is actually on this website.

The Parental Intelligence Report on 'ADHD', a compilation of my initial observations, which I published in May 2003, and Biopsychiatry Illuminated, a series of 40 articles I wrote and published in my newsletter under the title of The Candlelight Project between July 2003 and April 2004, can be found at a website called "ADHD Report":

The "ADHD Report" website is sponsored by Uncommon Knowledge.

Perhaps the most important item related to this topic on the Parental Intelligence website is my free ebook How The American Psychiatric Association Tried To Scam Me And What I Did About It, which I published in January 2007.

You can download a copy of that via the Free eBooks Page or go directly to the ebook by this link:

Other items related to "The ADHD Fraud" to be found on this website are:

My letter to the Editor of Australian Parents magazine 1 July 2004

A digital copy of a letter I wrote in response to a typically misinformed article on so-called "ADHD" that appeared in the June 2004 issue of Australian Parents magazine. It was never acknowledged, let alone published (no doubt it went into the 'too hard' basket), but it makes interesting reading anyway.

Barry Turner on "ADHD"

"Barry Turner is a university lecturer in the UK teaching on issues in mental health and medical ethics as well as research methodologies and ethics in psychology and criminology.  Barry has spent many years working with the mentally ill and currently teaches mental health law to psychiatric social workers.  As well as his role as an educator he has acted in an advisory capacity to two national mental health charities.  He was one of my main advisors during my four-year investigation into the psychiatric labels scam.

This page has been created specifically to make public Barry Turner's thoughts on 'ADHD' in relation to two separate exchanges of emails I had in August 2007 with people who neglected to do their homework before they challenged my own views on this subject."

"ADHD - A 'hard' look at the facts"

An article written for the Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal March/April 2007, by university lecturer Anthony Dillon and psychologist Dr. Phil Harker (their bios can be found at the conclusion of the article).

What You May Not Know About Psychiatric Drugs

"The Truth About Psychiatric Drugs & Resources for Non Drug Solutions". A page of information and resources last updated October 2010.

There are also some links to relevant information on other websites at the foot of Dr. Fred Baughman's profile page.

Hypnosis Downloads

Roger Elliott and Mark Tyrrell, co-Directors of Uncommon Knowledge, offer pre-recorded hypnotherapy sessions to the general public through their Hypnosis Downloads website, providing help and support over a wide range of topics, including pregnancy and birth, and parenting skills.

This page was created in August 2012

Photo of Bob Collier by Joseph Sarkodie

Parental Intelligence

My name's Bob Collier.

From August 2002 to August 2012, I published a free newsletter for parents called the Parental Intelligence Newsletter.

This website is the outcome of that adventure.

This website is now a static resource and is not being updated.

All links to articles, blog posts and other items included in any issue of the Parental Intelligence Newsletter published and subsequently archived on this website were correct and functional at the time of publication of that issue. All links included in other pages found on this website were correct and functional at the time this website became a static resource (August 2012).

Over time, links to items on other websites will inevitably become broken as and when pages are renamed, moved or deleted by the owner or owners of those websites and this is beyond my control. If an article, blog post or other item no longer correctly linked to from this website is of particular interest to you and the destination website itself is still active (this may not always be the case), probably the best way to go is to use that website's search facility to find out where the item is now.

Please note that each of the 18 "Profile Pages" found on this website has an image of the featured person at the top of the page that you can click through to the home page of that person's website (or main website) regardless of whether or not other links on the page are functional or broken. This home page link has been checked and confirmed on the date of this notice.

Thank you for your understanding.

Bob Collier
1 November 2014