„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“ - https://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!