Topics Discussed: When we dislike our own kids, The importance of duality in parenting, Optimal family dynamics, Post-Freudian world, the dismay in peace, Camps of discipline, Parenting books, lack of scrutiny, The terror in total freedom, Sam Brinton, subjective truth, Gender identity is the new counter culture, Creativity and negative flux, Twenge, self confidence, affirmation, The folly of self consciousness, Depression spirals, Demi-Boys and unstable categories, Anxiety, women, and social contagion, Objectification and over correction, The job of your therapist, Compassion and the lie of self harm, Facing the narcissism of compassion.
Stephanie Davies-Arai is the founder and director of Transgender Trend, the leading UK organization calling for evidence-based healthcare for gender dysphoric children and young people and fact-based teaching in schools. She is the author of Communicating with Kids with a background in teacher training and parent support. She was shortlisted for the John Maddox Prize 2018 for the schools guide Supporting gender diverse and trans-identified students in schools. In 2020 Stephanie was an intervener in the High Court in support of Keira Bell and Mrs A, who brought a landmark case against the Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service in a claim that under-18s are not old enough to consent to treatment with puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. In 2022 Stephanie was awarded the British Empire Medal as founder of Transgender Trend for services to children in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list.