Premises and Objectives
- The culture in which we live plays a major role in shaping our beliefs and behaviors.
- Our perceptions of the innate nature of the pre-born, infant and child are a crucial factor in determining the manner with which we care for our children
- Humankind in general, and infants/children in particular, are innately good, social, and cooperative beings
- Nature has designed mother and baby so that their needs are complementary--hers to cuddle, nurse, and nurture her child, the child to be cuddled, fed, and nurtured
- The infants needs are best met when one person--preferably mother or father--serves as primary caregiver at least during the child's preverbal years
- Our children are growing up in challenging times, and need support in developing resilience, and peacemaking and problem-solving skills
- The key to a healthy and creative parent-child relationship is our trust in the essential goodness of the infant/child, and in the complementary nature of their needs. Sourced from the spirit of the child, and supported by their larger community, this relationship is the wellspring for a wellbeing and a well planet.
- The children are our future.
Our objectives are to:
- reveal and dispel many of the myths about preborn, infants and children that perpetuate the aberrant behaviors that are destroying our planet.
- promote care of the infant/child as a whole being - body, mind, and spirit
- promote awareness of the conceiving, birthing, and tending of children as a deep privilege, a significant contribution to the wellbeing of the planet,
- spark awareness of the immanent worth of each child, and the power of a single person to impact the well being of our world
- raise the consciousness of and status of parenting so that the value of their presence in the lives of their children is fully appreciated
- recognize that investing time and care in a young child provides a return of many times the principle as the child reaches adolescent and adulthood.
- introduce and support evidence-based practices that facilitate healthy attachment between child and parent. These range from nurturing the unborn child as an aware and sensitive individual to providing a gentle, natural (intervention free) birth and providing authoritative (as contrasted with authoritarian or permissive) parenting, and supporting a child�s innate love of learning.
- support children and parents in thriving, and having fun together.
These objectives are met by dispelling a series of myths about the preborn, infants, and children.