today's grown-ups -> to grown-ups of Tomorrow...
October 12 2016
The concept of BEING rightfully belongs to PHILOSOPHY, like the other fundamental and wider principle: the essence of TIME, of changes, of evolutions, in short of the FOURTH DIMENSION of everything, and even more of the living beings. Besides the rearing of babies is a turning point in the running flow of generations, preparing the future "being" of adulthood, and at the same time developing the composite world of the grown-ups' works.
Hence every fact and subjectively every moment of life move into MEMORY and its - conscious – materialising into continuous and renewed EXPERIENCE.
Albert Einstein and the fourth dimensionAn anecdote which perhaps has never actually happened, but which is anyway very instructive.
An old geometric riddle, presented as an anecdote in Maria Toffetti’s book, easily explains the concept of fourth dimension, too often not accepted or confined to irrational vagueness, a concept which would instead seem obvious both on a general level and, even more so, on the level of the living beings’ existence.
Albert Einstein, too, dealt with tetrahedrons: at a congress, having been criticised for his unexpected concept of a space-time in four dimensions, he asked his colleagues to build four equilateral triangles with six tooth pickers. Nobody in the room managed to place on a plane the tooth pickers to form the required triangles, which is, as a matter of fact, impossible. So Einstein built a tetrahedron with the six sticks and commented: “If you can’t use the third dimension, with which you make experiments every day, how can you hope to understand the fourth?”
Times are coming and coming forward, ages after ages, personal lifetimes and generations follow one the others...: so, going to the fronting site, freshness of novelty should give solemn lessons to former people
But if it is real that finally Ripeness is all as a winnung post of every life,
and if each one can accompany every other toward unpredisctable new pathways,
it is also real that
Childhood does not exist as occurrence: not a static deed but the way for development. Development does only exist, to give the main pathway towards redeeming change.
This site and the book do NOT be a fount of notices but an ENCYCLOPEDIC gather of different subjects: one another to be read time by time, or better to be CONSULTED even for learning. And so this Web site will always be maintained under speedy and diligently revised construction:
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On the matter of fact people had to lament hindrances on looking through this site, and asked to be better orientated. To favor this need the site's map changed: as first sight one can begin from a simplified page opening wide the whole indexed files, both the Italian and the English and plurilingual ones, eventually before looking at the file prefacing the English pages, future first chapter of the English book. Any way the site is continually up-graded: to be carefully informed also on the past more significant ones it is suitable to go to the dedicated file Novelties on the site.
Read also the Amazon's Author presentation
Anna Abbiate Fubini-Biography&Bibliography
On the whole site links and quotations are continually refreshed instead of what can happen for a "static" book, but since to read a book - a real book on paper - is easier than reading long files on-line, the English pages of this site - as has already been done for the Italian book from this site Bambini di ieri = adulti di oggi.Adulti di oggi -> adulti di domani - are PUBLISHED, PRINTED and SOLD as a NORMAL BOOK, From children of YESTERDAY to adults of TOMORROW: print-ready in the BookSurge system and available for purchase on www.createspace.com, www.Amazon.com, www.Abebooks.com and also on Cortinalibri.
INFORMATION and ORDERS also on Kindle
This page is the English mirror of the corresponding Italian page, both abstracting the presentation of the displayed books and their main subjects, in all topics connected to their bibliographic sources. They both address very
Thus linked book titles or Authors' names, as well as the links suggesting assorted external Web sites share a helpful continually up-dated bibliography. Preference has been given - assuring: after careful philological study - to data not generally in the public domain and erstwhile little known and all the referrals are chosen with care and guarantee the source of the information expounded and on the site are updated from one day to the next with new information or rectification. The most praiseworthy possibilities of the Internet are interchanges and consequent offers of immediate renew: in order to keep the readers as up to date as possible, each passage comes equipped with numerous bibliographical and hypertextual links which may, on first reading, seem somewhat crammed and discordant, or can be even difficult to appreciate as a non static bibliography in a constant state of rehandle and renewal. Moreover reading long paragraphs which expound complex arguments can be tiring if done on the computer screen, and for this reason the book version of the site was proposed, even if this version does of course remain static and cannot be updated whereas a website is characterized by the possibility of having an open and flexible bibliography of hyperlinks (immediate referrals to hypertext) which can be promptly updated with every new data acquisition and enable the possibility of internal revision. Therefore the conventional printed page cannot keep up with the evolution of the website, constantly and punctually updated with links which are proposals for the acquisition of actual and varied information. The advantage of a book of course is that it can be read anywhere, (and passages of significant interest can be labeled), but, if one wishes to remain up-to-date you are advised to refer often to the site both to see the revisions and referrals and to amplify or renew knowledge of subjects of interest to all. Usually the references and turns to other chapters are presented in books as footnotes: but a book cannot also become too weighed down with a so wide series of notes, links and referrals, so easily instead added to a website. It cannot have the immediacy of cross-referenced chapter and argument and cannot be corrected or rectified once published. Therefore a book deriving from a website cannot correspond exactly to the site and cannot mirror its evolutionary stages. As written above, in this particular book, since coming directly from an - always up-dated - website and being its "static" supplement, the references can be only indirectly displayed: every UNDERLINED title of books or articles, sites, authors, citations or even apparently simple words or quotes want to send towards the Web corresponding files where the - carefully chosen and continually revised - data can ONLY easily be reached as Web hyperlinks. The material in a conventional book must, on the other hand, follow a linear logical structure of precise "chapters" and an index referring to rigidly numbered pages, but this fact does give seldom more problems since the content of a site is instead subdivided into "files", which follow the non-linear logic of the net; it is in fact thanks to the world wide web that files can be cross-referenced each to the other and internal content linked and cross-referenced also: and so entire paragraphs of text can be moved from one file to another, depending on the need to correct and/or add new information.
house-work are at the very basic ROOTS
of mankind, are at the basic core of primary concreteness,
and so the studies regarding them become the principle way to plan a
real knowledge on the entire wisdom of humanity. "Unimportant, little,
retiring, merely feminine"? On the contrary - since, and
to the fact that the child
is the father
of the man (as stated
- the whole true meaning of these books,
of this site itself and - more
- of this whole work-in-progress is to point out loud and
the preference for a solid study which has to go on from BEGINNINGS
(plural), by the very seeds, by the natural, typical, BASIC origins.
these studies must also be themselves in continuing progress, under
remodeling for a - hoped fruitful - evolution.
Development is NOT mere quantitative growth: childhood, the very long childhood of the human species, and its development can not take place unless they open up from a preceding ‚€œenvelopment‚ €�: they must materialize through delicate, protected courses, rich and enriching in variety and complexity (through the famous complexes), but equally fragile and vulnerable as a consequence. Times - in the plural - cannot simply indicate transformation in order not to be mistaken for a mere change from one modality (if not from one ‚€œmode - ) to another. The child has a hundred tongues, ninety nine of which are stolen from him/her..., says Loris Malaguzzi in his poetry, but and moreover each well dispatched, not ‚€œstolen - , stage of these precious features and passages should remain active for the whole life like a well-studied and fully acquired school subject.
The final chapter of the Italian book Domestic chores. Ergonomy and psychology of a TRUE work is entitled Children of YESTERDAY = today's adults.Today's adults‚€¶ adults of TOMORROW, and thus hints at the true essential reader to whom this book is addressed. It concerns even today's adults as such and not only as actual children as TOMORROW'S adults.
|All this is
here noticed and explained,
described and discussed in each topic: also by reading the many quoted Authors;
by the insistence maintained on the importance of basics;
use of words pertaining to the verb and noun found
at least by the emphasis put on the importance of - fulfilling or
and their dissimilarity from simple increases.
As one only unified Web-page here are shared TWO different books:
strictly connected together, but not so intrinsically to be a "first" and "second" volume
since they handle the same theme
on show are specular,
not consequential. In fact while Domestic
chores. Ergonomy and psychology of a TRUE work
they both concern anyone who, for good or evil, is growing
up, and anyone who, recently or long ago, has turned adult, if
mature or even old. In fact, every serious, profound
study dealing with Human Nature, should not prescind from its
hence the true, absolute aim and planning in these books
and site (even
more in the prolonged, continuous work underneath) is to try and
in the most forcefully and clearly possible way how important the
of the seed, the BEGINNINGS,
and origins in their most natural, typical, basic features: in their
vicissitudes and changes.
The main aim of the books and web site and their future updating (in continuous refashioning and - I hope - improvements) is thus to succeed in portraying at their best the CHANGES in their courses, which in full normality may seem irregular, but which are, on the contrary, marked by typical, recurrent cycles: these cycles, alas!, not always realized, are endowed with intrinsic regularity and clearly differentiated alternations. Few occasional anecdotal, sentimental descriptions are not sufficient to get an effective, unaltered idea of how one's life is realized. Neither should dynamic concepts, like childhood and domestic life, be distorted and mystified through nominalistic axioms: they must be known in their true FUNDAMENTAL essence, they must be presented and made known in their vital, mutable reality. By its very nature such reality is not static; it is undergoing a perennial transformation and reshaping that can, in turn, spread to environment. The receivers and selected users of books and site are therefore NOT single categories, NOT the parents, NOT the educationalists, NOT the utopians, NOT the polemicists, regardless whether optimistic or pessimistic. YESTERDAY'S children are ALL today's grown-ups (including mature and old people). All living people must be able to identify themselves in the past or forlorn phases. At the same time, who can influence TOMORROW'S ADULTS if not TODAY'S ADULTS through today's children? How can one feel truly and deeply so really adult to guarantee to TOMORROW'S ADULTS a sturdy GENERATIONAL MARKING OFF for to can really offer solid and not shaky reference marks?
paragraphs can also
be found in the file Consciousness
their content, however, is to be traced and recalled over and
again in operation with a subject whose topic, and difficult debate is GENERACTIVITY,
i.e. dynamic contact between generations.
Resilience shows the capacity of a material to absorb ENERGY under shock and to absorb shocks. Fragile materials ABSORB limited energy, ductile materials absorb much energy. Fragility is associated with rigidity as the incapacity to absorb shocks, though sometimes the almost similar "delicacy" can be present in a not in a rigid way, but only by protecting itself within a narrow and limited space. In confined space a similar non-rigidity can give way to a certain plastic flexibility: this is NOT an evolutive solution as it restricts the situation to a single direction, next of kin to conformist adaptability. In the best of cases the adult vulnerability in a limited person can only stagnate and prevent the possibility of renovating experiential enrichments. Therefore in generation after generation with often increasing devastating results, the children brought up according to such a pre established norm will grow only finalized to a static and narrow pseudo-maturity, will miss the best of developmental wealth, will not profit by each new experience and cannot modify the whole system of development. They moreover cannot start new syntheses and renewals and also miss and disparage their baby and childhood memories if not the whole memory.
Flexibility and capacity to fit in well are thus NOT synonyms of ductile elasticity, which is, on the contrary, the resilient capacity to absorb and validate energy contributions: starting from there, new creative openings towards new evolutionary routes are always possible, and these assimilated experiences - whether good or bad - once integrated into one's life constitute the sources of vital wisdom,
|A brief essential semantic note on the terms evolution and development is here required. Evolution means something more broad in term on space and time than development. Only entities, already present and still unvoiced, can develop: while every moment the ambiance's stimuli can modify every life. If every moment living beings have to act for maintain the internal homeostasis, nevertheless "well built", "well developed" sturdy organisms and minds can not only "accept" but also make the best on integrating themselves with the new situations: they can not only "learn by experience" since even transform every occurrence in great creative forces which can promote - one could almost say GENERATE - evolutions in new and totally unexpected directions. (See again the concept of resilience and the final quote of Anamnesis: a way for healing...)|
pages of the book
on Childhood: mutability's times
the case with the previous edition Violence against
the first chapter is entitled Childhood does not
exists and development
liberating change. The present
research and writings
came from a series of
articles in Il
genitori, till its first column with the
a very difficult job / Infanzia:un
mestiere difficilissimo in parallel to the
job. This is one of the less optimistic features in human
to be put up as a notice, if not a warning, to the users of this
Today's adults against tomorrow's adults? or even rather also - and perhaps above all - for the grown-up children of yesterday, coming to grips with their own well or badly-lived childhood.
To spread out, to develop. One spreads out coiled, rolled and wrapped things, one develops the germs of life. Only the enveloped ones develop. Where there is no wrapping, there is no margin for development.tells the Italian Synonyms and contraries NiccolÚ Tommaseo's classic Dictionary. Each person is unique and peculiar, provided to develop according to typical perspectives that happen according to one's own modalities. Not only developments can have their prepared program - whose intrinsic nature is to give expansion to what is already there in germ - but ever renovating evolutions could not stop at the bureaucratic coming of age. They can evolve in creative and unexpected re-openings, incremented by the ability to exchange intensive communication with what is different and still unknown. In each period of life the knowledge of these mutable dynamics grows in value allowing each period of life to be able to recognize and accept intensive communications, to reconstruct faulty passages, and open up to resulting changes and expansions. In fact, whereas the basic concept here expressed is the accurate description of early ages development in its specific vicissitudes, one must also bear in mind that maturity is also generative and not only marks a stabilized space within the perspective of gradual decline. Independently from the age of development, an endless, and therefore unforeseeable, series of evolving processes can side or follow. The processes are expressed in a series of passages evolving in turn into cones of expansion, whose various stages run after each other and come together in wider spirals towards new sectors. Adult creativity in EVOLUTIVE processes is a phenomenon comparable to parenthood: everyone can, somehow, become the parent of a series of renewed selves, that can always be renewable; all life everyone should be capable of performing the very special parents' job at their best; everyone should be able to maintain a resilient ductility and an absorbing capacity preserving unexpected possibilities of renovation and expansion. Rather: no one should deprive oneself of them, and succumb into fragility and a closed, static, stiffened vision of the world.
Not only women: publications, courses, organizations and even masters on home management are present also for boys and men
But here below one can see a book and its issues representative of the antithesis to them:
Lasst mir Zeit, at present only available as auction.
The children's images are downloaded from Emmi Pickler's book: illustrator Kl√ ra Pap.
(Keep an eye out also for Videos produced by the Pikler-Loczy.
Look at the up-dated The Pikler Institute's recent evolution of the Emmi Pikler Institute) For the Italian edition still available Per una crescita libera: Libreria Cortina Torino Via Ormea 69 10125 Torino (ITALY) Phone: 0039 0116507074 / 00390116508665 Fax: 00390116502900
Read also the Amazon's Author presentation
Anna Abbiate Fubini-Biography&Bibliography
Sorry only in Italian
Consapevolezza e memoria
ESPERIMENTI SU BAMBINE_I.PDF
Quando la cartella clinica Ť terapeutica... Dare ai ricordi una specie di seconda vita?
Medicina: scienza applicata e multidisciplinare: Emozioni, istinti, ricordi, contraddizioni
STUPRI DI GUERRA: I figli dell'odio
And again a recollection of Author's books regarding family life and children development:
Anna Abbiate Fubini
Libreria Editrice Cortin Corso Marconi 34/a10125 Torino (ITALY) Phone: 0039 0116507074 / 00390116508665 Fax: 00390116502
LE FACCENDE DOMESTICHE.
Ergonomia e psicologia di un VERO lavoro.
Libreria Editrice Cortina
Corso Marconi 34/a 10125 Torino (ITALY)
Tel: 0039 0116507074 / 00390116508665