Babies Are Needy—Does That Bug You?
Human baby helplessness increased over the course of human evolution as humans shifted to bipedal walking. So much so that humans are born 18 months early compared to other primates. It’s really important to get straight on what babies need before having one.
“Wellness-Informed” Versus “Trauma-Informed” Foundations For Practice
Interdisciplinary knowledge expands our imaginations for who we can be. KEY POINTS - Wellness enhancement should be our goal, not just avoiding trauma. - Understanding human wellness requires interdisciplinary understanding of human functioning and development. - Wellness-informed requires understanding species-typical child raising (evolved nest).
How Does Education Create Ecological Illiteracy?
Does schooling help students build an ecologically literate life? David Orr’s book, Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect, seems as relevant today as when it was first published a few decades. Schooling is failing to do what society and children need. Orr explores how contemporary culture and education got off track. He identified six myths now on the kindredmedia.org blog.
12 Ways To Nurture Babies At Conception, Birth, And Beyond
We foster human potential & optimal relationships from the beginning of life. Visit kindredmedia.org to learn 12 ways to nurture babies at conception, birth and beyond. #motherhood #mothering #pregnancy #birth #babies #conception #parenting #parents #kindred #attachmentparenting #psychology
Dangers Of Separating Children From Caregivers: A Podcast With Darcia Narvaez
https://soundcloud.com/evolvednest/23-dangers-of-separating-children-from-caregivers-evolved-nest-with-darcia-narvaez-phdWhat are the dangers of separating children from their caregivers? How does this early trauma impact lifelong wellness, or illnes
The Original Sin Of Babies
Three reasons adults are tough-minded with babies A worried and frightened grandmother emailed me to ask for advice regarding her 13-month-old granddaughter. The child was very anxious and fearful and had been so for months. She would not let th
Inhuman Treatment Of Others Is A Thought Away
Categorizing people by race, then ranking races, leads to dehumanization.David Livingston Smith has a new book, On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It, which offers a helpful review of the kinds of psychological and social structures that
Become More Peaceful, No Matter The Circumstances
Understand and satisfy your basic needs.There are numerous ways to categorize or describe a human’s basic needs (Narvaez, 2018). Here is a compilation and brief descriptions of basic needs that have been identified by researchers. Although Maslow (19
Socially Distanced? Get Closer To Nature
You can connect to nature wherever you are. #nature #outside #getoutside #kindredmedia #socialdistancing #selfisolating #covid19 #covid #coronavirus #explore #mothernature #sustainability #meditation #peace #mindfulness
Analyses Of Inaction Toward The Ecological Crisis
… and the steps to take based on empirical science.The bad news on global warming keeps piling up (e.g., this report on Greenland’s ice loss). Why isn’t everyone taking action?In their book The Psychology of Environmental Problems, Koger an
Is The Human Collective Psyche Shifting In These Perilous Times? In The Borderland Of Consciousness
In the Borderland of ConsciousnessIs the human collective psyche shifting in these perilous times?As noted in the prior related post, Jerome Bernstein (2005) was pushed into changing his therapeutic practice. He encountered many people whose chi