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Helene Guldberg is co-founder and director of the online publication spiked, associate lecturer in child development at the Open University and teacher at the US study abroad centre, CAPA.

Helene is author of Just Another Ape?, published by Societas in September 2010.

‘An essential antidote to our narcissistic over-identification with our fellow apes’.
Jeremy Taylor, author of Not a Chimp

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Her previous book, Reclaiming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear, was published by Routledge in January 2009.

‘A lovely blend of developmental theory and up-to-date research, a deep knowledge of children, and good old common sense. This bracing book is a gift to children everywhere.‘
David Anderegg PhD, author of Worried All the Time

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Recent articles

Friday 16 October 2015

Tick-box policy won’t raise free-range kids

A report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on ‘a fit and healthy childhood’ encourages adults to let children engage in more risky activities. But sadly the dozens of recommendations and interventions contained within the report risk further encouraging a tick-box approach to raising children.

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Friday 21 August 2015

The myth of England’s miserable kids

The Children’s Society’s latest report relies on nonsense measures and meaningless stats.

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Monday 20 October 2014

Tommy the chimp is just an animal, not a prisoner

The campaign to give a chimpanzee ‘legal personhood’ is ludicrous.

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