The more capacity of early group day-care is established, the more parents ask for it. This correlation resembles "modern times"and it totally ignores the need of small children. Hardly anyone seems to take note of their misery.
Scientific results on the effects of early group day-care show how much small children in group day-care are put under toxic stress. The following article explains this phenomenon. It is connected with the details of brain development in the first two to three years of life. And it explains why early group day-care is connected with many risks.
The future of our children is our responsibility. Only when they grow to have a stable and prosocial personality they will have sufficient energy and creativity to master the future.
With fulfilling the basic evolutionary need for physical contact and deep emotional attachment our infants and toddlers grow up with the full potential for happiness. Children thrive on mutual time with their parents because they need care by adults who love them with all their heart.
Parents first priority is to raise children to their best potential for health and happiness. This aim can only be reached when we don´t have to submit parenting under economic principles.
Pediatrician Dr. Michael Hauch speaks against „therapism“ of childhood
Are we a society of children found to be ill? Pediatrician and bestseller-author („Childhood is not an illness“) Dr. Michael Hauch says: Yes!
In Germany 44 percent of the boys and 31 percent of the girls get either physio-, ergo- or speach therapy before age 15. In 3 of 4 cases this was superfluous – and has even been of disadvantage for these children.
Hauch tours Germany with lectures against this trend of defining a narrow virtual standard of development and treat every child who does not fit in.
EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT
Every child is different! Children come up with surprising traits and they develop in non-linear ways. This should be needless to say but today seems to get forgotten. Children are put under supvervision and are integrated in projects for their optimisation. Parents have more choices, opportunities and at the same time more duties. Therefore it seems urgent to see to it that their children have a proper start and all choices. Every little delay in development has to be registered and fixed. Parents worries begin before even the pregnancy starts. Innumerous tests and screenings during childhood and youth are set up to guarantee a spotless career if possible.
„Top-Mountaineers need Basis Camps“(Bowlby)
Human development depends on the experience with the primary caregiver (mother, father, and, supplementary, any adult who loves the child). For the development of a coherent Self, authentic self-concept and healthy brain development children need an adult offering sensitive, reliable and coherent care. All later relationships will be based on these early experiences.
If early attachment is sufficient, then children develop empathy, social competence, sufficient conflict management, creativity, emotional strength and a solid positive attitude towards life. Attachment frustrations or disruptions during this early phase resemble a grave and lifelong risk for the physical and emotional mental health.
In the last decades the parent-child-relationship have come under stress, induced by accentuation of individualization, economic needs and demand for flexibility. Parents are put under gross stress, timewise and financially. To be able to cope we force parents to institutionalize their children too young and for too long hours. Thus we put children under grave health risk and bereave parents of their precious family time.
The Family, as the best basis for healthy child care conditions, is still very much wanted: 97% of all people denominate „family“ as „most important“ of their life spheres. 73% of teenagers and young adults wish for children and marital lifelong relationships as the best basis for the foundation of a new family. 83% of all 30-year-olds plan to stay with their spouses for the rest of their life.
The Foundation Initiative fights for a stable and healthy development for all children. We support the Institute for Attachment Sciences (www.institut-bindung.de/en/das-institut), we support family-focussed projects, we organize seminaries and edit a new Family-Magazine „Für uns“ („For us“ - http://www.fuerkinder.org/webshop/fuer-uns-magazin).
Please join us! Please be a pro-child-acitivist in the same line with Wolfgang Bergmann, Barbara Wussow, Tamina Kallert, Prof. Ralph Dawirs, Steve Biddulph and Prof. Gordon Neufeld. Be a childrens´ambassador!
The ambassadors of the Foundation Initiative „Für Kinder“ („For Children“) support all our aims and actions and share our belief that infants and toddlers have „an elemental need for nearness and emotional support by their parents“ (Wolfgang Bergmann).
Barbara Wussow - German actress, nationwide known from cinema and TV, patron of the German Paediatric-Oncology-Follow-up-Hospital in Tannheim.
Angela Wiedl - for more than 20 years successful as an interpretor of German folk music.
Janette Rauch – German actress, since more than 20 years known for theater, movie and tv-roles.
Tamina Kallert – TV-Journalist and moderator of the tv magazine on travel „Wunderschön“ in the WDR (Western Germany Broadcast), lives in Switzerland with her two children.
Jumana Mattukat – TV-Moderator and author with splendid engagement to let parents share her own daily family experiences.
Melanie Gill – Child psychologist and -therapeutist in Brighton, England. Founder of the Mindful Policy Group.
Dr. jur. utr. Albin Nees – Former head of the German Family Union and former secretary of state in the Saxonian Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Youth and Family.
Janine Kunze – German actress and book author: „Gifted roots - Why I am not blood-related to my true family“.
Ralph Herforth – German actor, father of 4 children, part-time career as real estate agent, specialized on idyllic houses in Greater Berlin.
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Every child should have the chance to develop savely and soundly in his or her own way. Attachment and fundamental trust are indespensable basis for a healthy and prosper life. Our foundation sets priority to the fundamental needs of infants and toddlers, because that´s what we owe them.
The Foundation Initiative supports scientific research in the field of early childhood and development.
The Foundation Initiative works for more knowledge about and focus on the importance of parents. We are convinced that parents are inexchangeable and should be better supported by society in terms of time and money, so that they have a respectable life now and in retirement age.
The Foundation Initiative engages in data-based critical discussion in society, to bring the above stated conditions to the mind of people.
The Foundation Initiative works for more strength and pride of parents, who all should know about the family-work and the precious love of parents for their children.
The future of our children is our responsibility.
The members of our board are very renowned and have a life-long history of expertise in the field of childhood, education and development. They support the Foundation Inititiative with scientific background.
Prof. Gordon Neufeld has a history of more than 30 years of therapeutical work with families and is a world expert of the psychological and social function of attachment between parents and their children.
Prof. Ralph Dawirs is a neurobiologist and director of the scientific department of child and youth psychiatry in the university hospital of Erlangen.
Steve Biddulph is a family therapist and has worked with Australien families for more than 25 years. He also is the author of several world-wide known instructive books for parents on the topics of education and upbringing.