“How we treat the child, the child will grow up to treat the world” -Pam Leo
My interest in positive change and creating a better future always has me thinking about children and the world they will inherit. A few years back I was fortunate enough to meet Robin Grille, Author of “Parenting for a Peaceful World” and “Heart to Heart Parenting”, at a conference in Southern California. This was my first introduction to the world of attachment parenting and I was very inspired to learn about some of the most contemporary research about brain and emotional development. Robin and I exchanged contact information with the intention of creating some sort of collaboration in the future.
For weeks after the conference, I read his book and was overwhelmed with the importance of the information between the covers. Knowing how busy most parents are, I wondered how Culture Collective could assist in getting this important information out in bite-sizes. One afternoon, friends of mine asked if I could pick their 10 year-old daughter, Aja up from school because they had an appointment. I agreed thinking that it was a good excuse to get an ice-cream cone and spend some time with Aja.
While we sat on a park bench, I asked her about life, school, the usual things adults ask kids. I was amazed at how passionate she was about the things that concerned her and how opinionated she was about how things should be. This is where the idea for the video was hatched.
I wrote Robin and asked him if he would write a distilled synopsis of the most vital and inviting portions of information from his book for a short web-video. I also asked Aja to read Robins words and record a voice-over, and I would collect images from the web to montage to help tell the story. All agreed, and were quite excited at the end result.
The video still remains an introduction to this subject matter, but will change the way you see the world. It has been said, and there is much clinical research to support the notion that we could change the whole world in one generation with a concerted effort to raise stable, emotionally healthy children.
You can get involved by learning about The Children’s Well-Being Manifesto.
The second photo in this video belongs to Food For The Poor, Inc.http://www.foodforthepoor.org/ please visit their site to learn more about their work.
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