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October 12 2016


Healthy Child Development is Essential for Lifelong Health

FOURTH DIMENSION

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 dimension
An 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.

What does exist is development as redeeming change

Foreword

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.

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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.

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Introductory foresight

Here's the book holding for English readers all English pages to be a book as Italian one: particular books coming directly from an - always up-dated - website as - unfortunately - its static supplement also to can find proposals for actual and varied information. Usually the references and turns to other chapters are presented in books as footnotes: but a book cannot become too weighed down with a widest series of notes, links and referrals so easily instead added to a website. Therefore the conventional printed page cannot keep up with the evolution of a website, constantly and punctually updated with ever refreshed links which are It is however necessary to be precise right from the beginning, in order to introduce - wherever possible - the basic concepts underlying  the whole of this site in its role as SPOKESPERSON for our activities. It is certainly understandable, subjectively, that the substantial variety of graphics (also present in the books) and the insistent, continuing showing of underlined words indicating links may appear incoherent and distracting if not almost oppressive; but this layout both of the on-line texts and the corresponding printed versions is NOT of informative literary essays, least of all - as already in the heading "œscience fiction" and not even -  and this is vigorously emphasised - an a-critical coverage of the usual unreported or unusual news.

In fact in more evident fashion than normally cited, the variety of graphics within the text differentiate the paragraphs - elsewhere - for better warranty of what affirmed.

The - normal - bibliographies at the foot of the text indicate the sources to which the author has presumably referred, but this procedure does not correspond to our intentions. Not only do we not wish to have long lists of STATISTICS at the end of articles but we WANT each reader to have an immediate realisation of the REALITY of that which is affirmed -  which only the immediacy of the net can grant. These graphics and links therefore constitute a very much DESIRED and different STYLE of BIBLIOGRAPHY. For the choice of terms and phrases and images to complete them  we agree the supply of an interactive dictionary and thesaurus that allows to discover the connections between words in a display which works in a fluid and dynamic way like people brain unlike a paper-bound book.
Any way even if the offered references could be also too bulky for the harmony of a printed book, they can notwithstanding be displayed in a perhaps more influential way, applying a technical implement: every picture, every UNDERLINED title of books or articles, sites, authors, citations or even apparently simple words or quotes are Web contextual files where the -
carefully chosen continually revised - data can easily be reached but ONLY there, as Web hyperlinks.
Besides, since a Web site can follow other rules and allows more possibilities, every Web page can be read by itself as an "article". Coming directly from it, the derived chapters of this "common book" enables it to be read by itself and not regularly as a "chapter" of a "usual" book: no matter then if often many whole paragraphs are set - more or less identical - in many chapters as they belong to many files. On the other hand the material in a conventional book must follow a linear logical structure of precise "chapters" and an index referring to rigidly numbered pages, when a Web site can follow other rules and allows more possibilities: so every Web page can be read by itself as a magazine "article "or better as a Encyclopedia's lemma And also the numerous inner references are only indirectly displayed by UNDERLINED words.

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 bibliographies by 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. Therefore 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.
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.
As quoted above, cannot have a printed book the immediacy of cross-referenced chapter and argument and cannot be corrected or rectified once published? Therefore  if cannot correspond exactly to the site and cannot mirror its evolutionary stages, all references can be also reached since indirectly displayed as every UNDERLINED words and also almost every images want to send towards the Web corresponding Web hyperlinks. This choice doesn't give an usual presentation of "references": according to customary book it can look instead ill-defined and tangled. But on purpose this option is settled upon to offer not a simple "list" but an open view on the direct actuality of their presentation, moreover on regard of books and publications it send to a wider immediate possibility to browse afar: even on and from mighty data-bases of Web virtual books stores as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and the Italian but also International Unilibro and Ibs.it
and and with their readers' comments, similar books' offers, comparative list of other books by the same Author and same Printing House, and even sometimes presenting samples of the book's content.
A suggestion: anyone who can understand both languages is encouraged to read both books, since they are not  mirrors of each other. The content is not the same: not only since - at least only up to now - some important Italian files haven't been translated, and some file/chapters are not included in both. Also many bibliographies are different in their complementary data. Many references are only in one and not in the other: a more plentiful bibliography can be found in the English files and books and if in the English book many chapters are lacking, There are however chapters absent in the Italian book: "guest-pages" as Flashbacks and Memory Recovery and Screen Memories will be included, together with this new high-priority file - TOTEM AND TABOO REVISITED: awful and  fertile rise of new SUPERSTITIONS -, at present already printed as a chapters in another book: It's Abuse NOT Science fiction (respectively as chapters: 21, 32 and 26).
 

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.

However for both the books and site you are advised to read only the pages of text first and avoid the temptation to follow up links in order to only then fully appreciate AT FIRST HAND the information that the links contain. Even if perhaps seem ugly to look at and at first sight difficult to value, these topics take readers to significant references, but one has at first to read only straight through the text, disregarding its links since so many, crossed referenced may give rise to confusion. Only on a second reading should the reader follow the links and overcome the possible confusion of numerous referrals to further explore the arguments and controversies which are of interest to all. Only in second place are they useful as keen advice to go towards or over the themes and arguments which are the most interesting for everyone. In fact this reading of the information contained in the links (which are in a state of constant renewal) is the TRUE AIM of the site and the books, and the reader is invited not to neglect them but to frequently check not only the content of the text pages but also the files / chapters addressed merely to links to various external sites - both Italian and international. 


ESSENTIAL NOTE: THE BASICS

The presented books, as well as the files of this site related to them, could be assumed to be in the field of - if one can call it so - "childish-ness" and  "family-ness": subjects which could be considered to mean unimportant, little, retiring matters, and - or else - feminine

Instead, children, home-life and 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 deep, real knowledge on the entire wisdom of humanity. "Unimportant, little, retiring, merely feminine"? On the contrary - since, and according to the fact that the child is the father of the man (as stated by Maria Montessori) - 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 clear the preference for a solid study which has to go on from BEGINNINGS (plural), by the very seeds, by the natural, typical, BASIC origins. Consequently these studies must also be themselves in continuing progress, under constant 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; by the repeated use of words pertaining to the verb and noun found ("fundamental", "foundation"...): at least by the emphasis put on the importance of - fulfilling or troubled - developmental differentiated phases, 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 
under the same title.  In fact they are very different in style, and reflect each other
 since they handle the same theme 
 from frontingcorners

The books on show are specular, not consequential. In fact while Domestic chores. Ergonomy and psychology  of a TRUE work is connected to Childhood mutability's times, they both concern anyone who, for good or evil, is growing up, and anyone who, recently or long ago, has turned adult, if not mature  or even old. In fact, every serious, profound study dealing with Human Nature, should not prescind from its foundations: hence the true, absolute aim and planning in these books and site (even more in the prolonged, continuous work underneath) is to try and explain in the most forcefully and clearly possible way how important the knowledge of the seed, the BEGINNINGS, starts and origins in their most natural, typical, basic features: in their founding  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?

The following paragraphs can also be found in the file Consciousness and memory; their content, however, is to be traced and recalled over and over 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...)

In  the pages of the book on Childhood: mutability's times (as was also the case with the previous edition Violence against the child) the first chapter is entitled Childhood does not exist. Development exists and development is a liberating change. The present research and writings came from a series of articles in Il Giornale dei genitori, till its first column with the title Childhood: a very difficult job / Infanzia:un mestiere difficilissimo in parallel to the section Parents' job. This is one of the less optimistic features in human development, to be put up as a notice, if not a warning, to the users of this work. 
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.

These writings must be of interest not only for people dealing with children today, i.e. the now-developing beings, but also who then can draw any advantage from them? EVERYBODY, to be stressed: EVERYBODY, provided they are prepared to put into operative - and therefore reconstructive - question one's personal experience of those redeeming changes; everyone, I repeat everyone who, after recognizing themselves in their past self, would and could admit what a difficult job has to accomplish anyone who is now going through its passages. 
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.

Also "facts" have their evolutionary phases

All this does not however regard only personal lives and growth since also "facts" have their evolutions and evolutionary phases: the concept of dynamic realities does not only concern living beings, but also facts that, in turn, are activated through phases and evolutions. 
In such a way, following the pattern of the so multiform domestic chores, almost all true work can be identified, and its development followed starting from the original paradigm. Since in domestic chores basic subjective foundations of many types of work, jobs, crafts, employment and even business, and all this in different manners according to different people's customs or different  programs of life-style. (Look for more specialistic - sociological and economical - data at the file/chapter What is Emotional Labour?, together with Organizations as thereunder quoted one.

one can find the pure basics of the normal proceedings which give rhythm to the normal childhood's growing up, one can therefore describe them as representative prototypes, as general paradigms of every other work, job or profession. Thus, on the model of developments of house-work, all other activities, works and jobs can have the portrayals of their arousing keys: that is to say that house work are WORK BASIS of every kind of adult's task,  that is to say that in the domestic chores one could find the very
CHILDCentre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics)

kids from Emmi Pikler's book


In other words, in their specularity, both books - one on the side of the children, the other on the side of the adults - contribute to a consideration not only of human beings' but also of human activities' developing paradigms: which follow each other and connect in passages NOT casual and disorganized: regular and consequential even if not set in a simple line but in progressive differentiate circles towards naturally set opening of orbital trajectories.
The web site and the books topics explain, describe and discuss all this, with the help of quotations from various authors. The natural set of such a series is why so much importance is laid everywhere on the concept of Basic; that is why the usage of terms  coming from the stem fund is so frequent. fundamental: above all, that is the reason why the concept of changes entered the title of one of the books, and why so much multifaceted emphasis is laid on the fact that each development is NOT mere growth, but it is correlated with  and realized through fundamental phases. 
Hence: a prospering development must have the aim of a true, sturdy RIPENESS: a term, and a concept about, which appears perfectly depicted in the heading of the web site with the famous Shakespearean  sentence: ripeness is all  (King Lear V Act, II scene). But for them to be validly assumed as the foremost subjects of the founding basic imprinting of everyone, childhood and home-life have to be really known in their fundamental, MUTABLE essence: these subjects have to be always marked in their living - i.e. NOT STATIC - mutable, unsettled transforming and remodeling reality. Any way the main aim of these books (and site) is consequently to describe at best and deeply for present and future the rule of every development with its recurring - well accomplished or in whichever way disorganized - physiological even if developing following very differentiated cycles. All this only presets the preference for pointing out a reasoning which follows strictly the idea of differentiated ways (always plural): a thought asserting that every evolutive advance succeeds through ways apparently unconnected, even if instead joined one to one into a precise calendar: which must not be interfered with in order to to avoid the outcome of a handicapped or sick true ripeness.

Working hard or working smart?

There's a difference between working hard and working smart, between being busy and being productive
Italian book

Le faccende domestiche. Ergonomia e psicologia di un VERO lavoro
(Domestic chores. Ergonomy and psychology of a REAL work
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As sayd by a commonplace American tv: life is messy. Clean it up,
instead another site explain that a British woman say that American women have to
do it all while English women settle for

Some are the KEY concepts of this book:
1) House work is at the BASIS of every kind of adult's task since in domestic chores one can find the very basic subjective foundations of many types of work, jobs, crafts, toils and even business, and all this in different ways according to different people's customs or life-styles.
2) But mainly: everyone, EACH OF US, both women and men is its PROTAGONIST, each of us takes part in it, even if living as single; each of us could be for the time being either she/he working "house-holder", or cohabitant with, patron and/or customer of, the house-holder: every one is notwithstanding a member of a "home" one of the more fundamental socio-economic units.
3) Better still: everyone is - for ever! - a SON/DAUGHTER developing or yet to develop even after the parents' death, even if developed as an orphan only dreaming of a parental home.
4) To sum up this book looks not only at the consequences on grown-ups of their own phases of development, but, side by side, also explains how they could  aid - and not OBSTRUCT - the restless even if precisely cadenced thriving of the new generations.
So everyone can read in-depth the parts of the book she/he judges as more interesting, but I suggest EVERYBODY read any way the last chapter
Children of YESTERDAY = today's adults. Today's adults->adults of TOMORROW
to "sublime": animation


also men...men's ligue



Not only women: publications, courses, organizations and even masters on home management are present also for boys and men


Today's adults and adults of tomorrow

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Available in German as: Lasst mir Zeit


For a sociological, economic sight look at What is ‚€˜ Emotional Labour'


Today's adultsWhat Makes A Dad

growing boys...adults of  TOMORROW....growing girls...
 

Suggestion and consideration

Above I suggested EVERYBODY to read at least the concluding chapter of the book: Domestic chores. Ergonomy and psychology of a REAL work: Children of YESTERDAY = today's adults. Today's adults->adults of TOMORROW which also mirrors this other one: INFANZIA: tempo di  mutamenti (Childhood: times of mutability) since both surely concern everyone, everyone who - well or badly - is "developing" right now, but even everyone who - recently or no matter how long ago - had developed to the age of an adult if not to the latest old age. Therefore in order for every one to exist at the present they must have been surely a new-born and a child; every actual grown-up must have gone through the - no matter if for him  good or bad -   very long and apparently messed up human development, so messed to look sometimes as going through a disease, not through a NORMAL phase.
The human evolution is so very long and complicated since it is finalized to allow AT BEST the ACCOMPLISHMENT of the mighty amount of human possibilities. To allow human beings their greatly differentiated expansion towards so many realms of reality, such a journey is just built up as so difficult - really indeed by Nature itself - with its apparent wanders through different, very different phases (called by Freud: complexes and by Erikson stages), each one with its times, paces, rhythms, needs and expressions. Therefore it is very wrong to tell "the child" without distinguishing his manifestations age by age, as if one could be the same when he is a little baby (without considering that even little babies get different not only month by month but day by day) or pupil or when still a teen-ager. If, in reality every pace of human expansion ("complex") has its well defined times, every pace has also well defined needs, manifestations, emotions and pleasures: each of them is a milestone to promote the further precise faculties, personalized also towards the best particular preferences and style and to prepare to direct all this towards the personally more significant skills and activities. All this can point towards reaching a maximum of human skills and emotional development, but in reality such a puzzling way is a minefield since each "complex" has to develop itself slowly, and in a rigorous way: each one after each other in a well-organized progression even if seemingly very untidy since each phase begins and ends suddenly, and differs very much from the preciding, and from the following one.
 
It would be almost logical to think - and not, as so often occurs, misunderstand and minimize - that a person could have been damaged in his whole development when these stages had been misguided or hindered. A voluntary disregard can interfere in the natural outcome of development, but - what is worse - unfortunately more often such a long-lasting damaging disrespect occurs and rises. (Go to the file / chapter TOTEM AND TABOO REVISITED: awful and fertile rise of new SUPERSTITIONS). Capricious fashions tend towards to prescribe that developmental manifestations, totally ill-considered, have to be labeled as meaningless if not naughtiness; the "childhood", felt as only an unique bulk, as a shabby, nasty
childishness characterized from emotional liability and immaturity and from knowledge deficit.

To better assure how these ideas are real and willing to act, read the pages Etiology & Treatment of Childhood, and Delgado e Skinner: the path is then wide open to can trouble on purpose, to can knowingly damage children's expressions and their related needs, no matter if from disparaging them, or on the contrary if from favourishing the inconsistent demands of spoilt tyrants. All this is better explained on Introduction, Consciousness and memoryand Childhood: times of mutability where it is pointed out how wide followed capricious fashions - often "perched" on pseudoscientific data - theorize persuasively to bring up "pathologic" children in a "pathologic" way.
Thus many persons suffer during their whole life from serious neuroses, but more of them even "only" from having "stumbled" - by hazardous coincidence or by whoever's malice - during their carrying out of one or another of these crucial phases: unfortunately then not all - in fact rather few - grown-ups have enjoyed a good and complete thriving, and so are ready to join a true RIPENESS. (Ripeness is all: KING LEAR ACT V. Scene II. A field between the two camps).
Thus not all - in fact rather few - grown-ups have gone through their thriving in such a regular and full way, and then not all people - at whatever age - can enlighten their minds and feelings with a benevolent WISDOM aroused from a recognized, cared and  well organized experiences. See again this subject, better explained, in Consciousness and memory and also the quotations regarding resilience.
And try to look after both files Un brutto sogno:una bambina e un'incubatrice, esperienza dalla nascita and
Documento originale del sogno - unfortunately only Italian files, chapter of the Italian book - apt to impress at least by its genuine drawings how a nightmare was to have experienced incubator.
nightmare

domestic accidents





Don't forget the main warning regarding children at risk of  domestic accidents





Children of YESTERDAY = today's adults. Today's adults -> adults of TOMORROW?

How can many people - luckily not ALL - who are unaware of the pathways of thriving, who are at present still suffering and at present still bitter about their hindrances in childhood, how can they not transmit their own troubles into the generations' chain?
How to get around this? What to do? 
Luckily it is possible to regenerate even the most ill-fated ones, to treat their distresses as curable diseases, and hopefully not to drag the new generations into their sadness: we must praise them and give them every help they need, even if "only" something reassuring to read, something which could arouse in an encouraging way their repressed memories even of the most wicked traumas, wrongs and injustices: but in a way which could make admissible and restore a meaningful awareness of previously distort feelings, emotions, behaviors, even beliefs either present, past and for times to come. These books are dedicated to THEM.

Not only during personal childhood does everyone go through CRISIS of DEVELOPMENT: every age is an adventure, every age follows the former one, with new balances which open new horizons, which  upsets the preceding balances. A life is enriching and not close and barren when full of many experiences and CHANGES.
However every human life - no matter how long it could be - cannot reach a full integration with every side of reality. Even if every development could continue till the infinite, towards an infinite series of knowledge attainment (moreover giving raise to further transformations and crisis), all these human lives, however different from each other, are plunged into a historical and social environment. And moreover as well as personal lives also the SOCIOLOGICAL phaenomena have a particular evolution, no matter how different they are in every community: another  further very impelling need to reach a mightier ripeness: the utter support to preserve against to be overwhelmed by every incoming awkwardness.


 Dalla famiglia preistorica alla famiglia utopistica
From the prehistoric family to the utopian one
(Italian)


Domestic chores. Ergonomy and psychology of a REAL work ...
With this chapter this book ends, referring circularly once again to the other:
Children of YESTERDAY = today's adults. Today's adults -> adults of TOMORROW

 (See also other external sites, for example:
Dr. Newman's pages
http://www.parentsplace.com/
http://www.lalecheleague.org/
http://www.allattiamo.it/ 
(with mailing lists in Italian and German)

As well go to - even if in Italian only - inner file:

Un brutto sogno:una bambina e un'incubatrice, esperienza dalla nascita 
Documento originale del sogno

Raccomntini

L'importanza dei ricordi,delle emozioni e delle idee sul futuro = How important is to remember, to feel emotions and to consider the future
recensione /review
English and bilingual related inner files:

INTRODUCTION

My Guides ... my roots...

Consciousness and Memory

What is ‚€˜ Emotional Labour‚€™?

Sublimations: from / to body <--> to / from sublimate


Comments

In the field of education and rearing there are opposite or rather conflicting points of view: look at these samples of far-reaching remarks:
as a bit of blue humor is: Etiology & Treatment of Childhood but one must seriously consider the same trend in:Delgado e Skinner
Delgado's Statement

Flashbacks
Memory recovery and screen memories Dissociation and cults

completed with more - scientific, bibliographic and socio-anthropological real people's life style - warning data TOTEM AND TABOO REVISITED: the awful and  fertile rise of new SUPERSTITIONS
Ritalin and ADHD: a spoonful of sugar...


But here below one can see a book and its issues representative of the antithesis to them:
 
competent babies till birthHow praiseworthy it is NOT to interfere in the babies' freedom of movement until their birth!

(LOOK ALSO TO FELDENKRAIS METHOD)
italian edition book cover
Emmi Pikler's concepts and programs were better explained in a German edition
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
Amazon_Author_Central.htm
Anna Abbiate Fubini-Biography&Bibliography

Sorry only in Italian


And again a recollection of Author's books regarding family life and children development:



Anna Abbiate Fubini
INFANZIA: TEMPO DI MUTAMENTI
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
Fax: 00390116502900




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