• Early stress has lifelong consequences

    Frühkindlicher Stress

    Group Daycare is a stressful experience, especially for the youngest children. The longterm consequences can be dramatic as shown in several scientific studies. And we have only just begun to understand the grave impacts of toxic stress on brain development.

    Early Stress and its lifelong impact on development and health

     

  • Toddlers explore the world

    Babies are courageous and creative explorers of their world, if they can always count on emotional support by a loving attachment figure who emotionally resembles a stabile basis and a secure haven. A securely attached baby exploring the world has an unbeatable support and will start with advantages in school.

    Education needs Attachment
     

  • Breastfeeding – Development, health and attachment

    Stillen ist gut für die Entwiclung, Gesundeit und die Mutter.-Kind-Bindung

    Breastfeeding on demand? As often and as long as a baby wants ? There is much debate on the evolutionary way, but breastfeeding naturally gets more and more support by Nurturegroups and scientific studies.
    Recent results on the advantages of natural breastfeeding

  • INITIATIVE

    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. Children need adults who love and welcome them unconditionally – merely because they exist.

  • Our Vision - what we do

    Bindung und Urvertrauen als Voraussetzung für selbstbestimmtes LebenEvery 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.

  • Magazin "für uns"

    "für uns" - Magazin der Stiftungsinitiative "für Kinder"

    The new edition of „für uns“, the magazine of the Foundation for children, is out! Have your opinion based on solid facts, find new perspectives on issues you think you know all about – it´s – yes – even amusing. „Love sees the other as she or he wants to be – not is!“

    Get the new edition
     

     

  • Loved children are smarter

    Stillen und Nähe zur Mutter lässt das Gehirn wachsen

    Children whose mother has breastfed them and kept them with sensitive loving care throughout the day for the first 2-3 years of life have a bigger Hippocampus, the brainsection for learning, forming memories and coping with stress.

  • Survey: Mum or Daycare

    In den ersten Lebensjahren gehören die Kinder zu Mutter und Vater

    In the first three years of life children should not be in group daycare settings but be kept and educated in the family. Two thirds of all Germans think so, according to a new survey by TNS Emnid on behalf of the magazine „Chrismon“.

    Survey Mum or Daycare

     
     
     
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Children need to feel secure!

The Foundation „für Kinder“ fights for attachment conditions and feeling secure for all children.
 

Better understanding

„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!


"für uns" - new edition

"für uns" - Magazin der Stiftungsinitiative "für Kinder"

The new edition of „für uns“, the magazine of the Foundation Initiative, is out!

für-uns Magazin

 

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