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2014: 20o. Aniversário do Ano Internacional da Família e Global Prenatal Initiative – 9 Months to Save the World

23/10/2013

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A OMAEP, Organização Mundial das Associações para Educação Pré-Natal, é uma organização internacional que congrega 22 associações nacionais, inclusive a ANEP Brasil. A OMAEP e as associações nacionais atuam para despertar, educar e informar a população, assim como para promover desenvolvimento social e políticas baseadas nas mais atuais pesquisas científicas sobre o período pré-natal.

É vital que se conheça o impacto, a longo prazo, da qualidade de vida no período pré-natal, que está diretamente relacionado aos desafios globais que enfrentamos atualmente. A situação do planeta depende de cada ser humano. Um ser concebido, gestado e nascido em violência é mais propenso a ser violento do que aquele que recebeu o devido cuidado, desde a concepção. É imperativo que nos conscientizemos da relevância do período pré-natal para preservação da vida no planeta e evolução da humanidade, e atuemos coletivamente em direção a políticas nacionais e internacionais.

Do bem sucedido painel da OMAEP durante a Conferência da ONU em Desenvolvimento Sustentável, Rio+20, 9 Months to Save the World, nasceu a Global Prenatal Initiative (GPI). A GPI está buscando apoio da sociedade civil e governos para realização de eventos durante o ano de 2014, quando serão celebrados os 20 anos do Ano Internacional das Famílias (United Nations 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Families – IYF).

Grandes eventos acontecerão pelo mundo em 2014, focados nas principais temáticas abordadas pela ONU nesse ano, como a pobreza das famílias, equilíbrio do trabalho familiar, entre outras.

A GPI convida indivíduos, associações, ONGs, sociedade civil, agências da ONU e governos para participar desse despertar global e debater a importância da família e o impacto do período pré-natal no desenvolvimento sustentável humano e global. Prevenção e empoderamento são as principais chaves para essa grande tarefa que é a de atingir as metas da ONU.

Nós, da ANEP Brasil, estamos à disposição para fornecer mais informações e eventualmente apoiar quem no Brasil tiver interesse em organizar eventos locais sobre o tema, assim como para informações sobre os principais eventos organizados pela OMAEP pelo mundo em 2014. Uma outra forma de apoiar a iniciativa é assinando a Declaração da Sociedade Civil por ocasião do 20o. Aniversário do Ano Internacional da Família, aqui: http://www.family2014.org/declaration.php

“On this International Day of Families (May 15, 2013) I call on governments, civil society,

families and individuals to support initiatives that bring people together across generations

toward building a healthier world for all.” Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

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6000 mulheres na ONU

06/03/2013

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Por Carla Machado

6.000 mulheres do mundo todo. Se uma mulher sozinha já pode causar um grande estardalhaço, imaginem 6000 mulheres do mundo todo reunidas num só lugar para tratar suas questões? No mínimo curioso ou divertido. Mas no meu entender, emocionante. No dia 2 de marco, saí com minha filha de 14 anos da Grand Central Station em NY e caminhamos em direção à sede da ONU. Já naquele momento pude sentir no ar que algo diferente e mágico estava para acontecer, pois a medida em que desciamos a Rua 44 fomos nos juntando a um grupo de senhoras indianas que seguia com muita convicção à nossa frente. Depois chegaram algumas chinesas. Mais à frente lindas africanas com seus turbantes. E quando estávamos em frente à porta, vejo um carro parado e percebo uma mulher se despedindo do marido, com um rosto familiar. Era a Barbara Pellegrini, uma das integrantes do grupo da OMAEP (Organizacao Mundial das ANEP’s), a quem eu so conhecia por facebook. Qual é a chance de entre 6000 mulheres você chegar junto com uma das 6 outras pessoas que você conhece no mesmo evento? Acertou, 1 em 1000. A partir dali não tive duvidas que seriam dias muito importantes.

Os temas sao fortes, só de ler os títulos deste CSW57, cujo tema é violência contra mulheres e meninas, pude sentir a DOR. Títulos como: como deter a violencia doméstica, exploração sexual, mutilação genital, tráfico de meninas, casamento na infância, meu Deus, aonde chegamos como humanidade??? Muita gente trazendo dados, estatísticas, exibindo o tamanho e a profundidade da ferida, mas as soluções ficam reduzidas a tratados – que países assinaram o tratado de Beijing? (tratado criado na 4a CSW mundial em 1995, Beijing, que identificou a violência contra as mulheres como uma das 12 esferas de especial preocupação que exigem a atenção especial e a adoção de medidas por parte dos governos, da comunidade internacional e da sociedade civil). Isso será suficiente??

A boa notícia é que a OMAEP e a FEFAF se juntaram e organizaram um evento sobre a importância da prevenção da violência, e como isso se dá no início da vida, desde o ventre materno! Criando um ambiente de amor, harmonia e tranquilidade para as gestantes e futuros pais, estamos reduzindo a violência e toda a energia e dinheiro gastos para combatê-la e remediá-la. Ou seja, atuar na causa, de dentro pra fora. Quando uma árvore começa a brotar e não tem espaço para crescer ela vai se entortar para achar seu lugar ao sol custe o que custar, pois a sobrevivência é o mais importante. Quando esta arvore está adulta, é muito difícil depois acertá-la e corre-se o risco até de quebrá-la ao tentarmos fazer isso. Mas se quando o brotinho esta tenro, saindo da terra, abrimos um espaco para ele em nosso terreno, em nossa vida pessoal, e em nossa sociedade, ele cresce ereto e confiante para ocupar seu lugar no mundo e dar seus frutos!

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Este evento será na 6a feira próxima, coincidentemente, do dia 8 de Marco, dia internacional da Mulher. Que presente poder comemorar este dia desta forma!

O que aprendemos antes de nascer?

20/02/2013

Confiram a palestra de Annie Murphy Paul, autora do livro Origins, no TEDtalk Edinburgh em julho/2011:

Birth in 4012

05/11/2012

Por Laura Uplinger

˜A text about “Birth in 4012” for the closing plenary session of The Mid-Pacific Conference on Birth and Primal Health Research˜

The times we enjoy today in 4012 were only a utopia in previous civilizations. For millennia, love had been diseased – love for self as well as love for others. That essential kernel of self-esteem had never been collectively addressed and nurtured; it had never truly blossomed in any nation. Yes, throughout the ages there had been individuals whose hearts and minds had flourished without ever betraying life, who were prone to kinship with all. But they were not many. 

Prisons were full; abuse, betrayal, greed, war, crime and indifference were common plagues among governing elites. Always a foul thirst to diminish and control others in order to feel better.

However, towards the end of the 20th century and into the first decades of the 21st, diverse branches of science shed galaxies of light on the genesis of a wholly healthy human being, confirming what many sacred wisdom traditions had taught since the dawn of time.

The intricate physiological orchestration of our development in the womb was finally understood, appreciated and respected! Babies were given better and better conditions to grow robust and resilient organs – especially the brain – thanks to the optimal biochemistry and nutrients flowing in their mother’s blood.

In schools and universities, students of all ages learned about nature’s plan for a fulfilling primal period. All over the world, governments started waking up to the simple yet grand reality that every pregnant woman needs above all to eat well, feel joy and be inspired by beauty.

For the first time in over 12,000 years, societies began dedicating important financial and cultural resources to the wellbeing of pregnant women, in order to protect this decisive stage of parenting. For the first time in all those millennia the powers that be got it: Mothers birth civilizations.

The 21st century saw the start of the centers we enjoy today in cities, suburbs, and remote villages. Gathering places built in gorgeous parks where expectant mothers walk in nature, sing together, rest, weave, paint, read, dance, swim… enjoying an exquisite and joyful synergy among the wee inhabitants of their pregnant bellies.

As humanity learned how receptive we are to the inner world of our parents, that the integrity our adult body and its trillions of cells begins in the loving nature of their sexual embrace, unplanned pregnancies became increasingly rare. Even the months leading up to the conception started to be consciously lived.

Oh, and I have to tell you about birth! The ignorance that had marred most of birth practices slowly receded and died. The unbridled use of technological intervention – finally recognized as counterproductive at best and abusive at worst – peaked in the early 21st century. Once and for all, “experts” left laboring mothers undisturbed, trusting their bodies’ wisdom. Quiet and privacy were embraced as the primary facilitators of easy childbirth.

The decade of the 2050s marked a turning point when the first generation of the wellborn ones attained maturity. They grew up to be teachers, artists, merchants and policy makers of a different breed. Their presence on earth instilled more creativity, empathy, flexibility, social intelligence and resilience into the marrow of the human family.

They began to have their own children, and the benefits of investing in primal health were revealed to be exponential improvements across generations. People lived longer and enjoyed greater wellbeing. Breastfeeding became an uncontested and universal practice as wet nurses and formula faded into oblivion. Prisons, psychiatric hospitals and NICUs, began closing their doors. Artificial borders between nations were declared obsolete.

Well, this is how we reached the Golden Age that our ancestors so deeply longed for, and so tirelessly worked to realize. 

SMAM 2012

03/08/2012

Estamos na Semana Mundial do Aleitamento Materno, e o Ministério da Saúde lançou, na última 4a. feira, a Campanha Nacional de Amamentação 2012, tendo esse ano como madrinha a cantora Wanessa. A campanha produzida pelo Ministério da Saúde e a Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria tem como objetivo incentivar às mães brasileiras a amamentar até os dois anos ou mais e de forma exclusiva até os sexto mês de vida do bebê.

Em nível internacional, a 20a. World Breastfeeding Week – “Understanding the Past, Planning the Future” – celebra os 10 anos da estratégia global da OMS e da UNICEF para alimentação de crianças.

Hoje é sabido que a amamentacão vai muito além da nutrição física de nossos bebês e que ela é, portanto, de fundamental importância para a saúde física e emocional do ser humano, por toda sua vida. Hoje a ciência já identificou, inclusive, que a amamentação é capaz de promover o melhoramento genético do que eventualmente não foi bem estruturado durante a gestação, em função não apenas do leite materno mas, principalmente, da relação – o contato e o “olho-no-olho” – que se estabelece entre mãe e filho com o ato de amamentar.

Promover a amamentação, assim como informar, aconselhar e apoiar mulheres e famílias na vivência da amamentação, são portanto práticas de extrema importância para o futuro da humanidade e do nosso planeta. Celebremos a SMAM 2012!

A Educação Pré Natal na Rio+20!

04/06/2012

“Para mudar o mundo é preciso mudar a forma de nascer” (Michel Odent)

É com imensa alegria que divulgamos o evento que a OMAEP, entidade internacional que congrega ANEPs em 22 países do mundo, entre elas a nossa, estará organizando durante a III Reunião do Comitê Preparatório para a Rio+20, no dia 15 de junho às 9:30h: 9 Months to Save the World: Mother Key to Sustainable Development.

O objetivo é chamar a atenção do mundo para o ser humano. É durante os 9 meses anteriores ao nascimento que a saúde física e emocional, a segurança, a inteligência e também a capacidade de amar são formadas. Se é nosso desejo acabar com o medo e a ganância que estão destruindo nosso planeta, devemos começar por trazer ao mundo seres humanos pacíficos, amorosos e saudáveis. Nós podemos fazer isso.

O evento, organizado em parceria com FEFAF (Federation European des Femmes au Foyer) e ICM (International Confederation of Midwives), contará com as falas de Michel Odent, Julie Gerland e Madeleine Wallin, e moderação remota de Robbie Davis-Floyd.

Carla Machado, presidente da ANEP Brasil, está integrando o comitê organizador, e a ANEP Brasil estará por lá em peso. Acreditamos muito nessa grande oportunidade, que é a de levar o tema da educação pré natal para um evento da magnitude da Rio+20. Aos que acreditam na causa pedimos que ajudem a divulgar e que enviem todas as vibrações positivas possíveis!

Abaixo, maiores detalhes sobre o evento:

9 Months to Save the World: Mothers, Key to Sustainable Development

“When the world wakes up and realises that it is mothers who hold the true power to human development, we will be able to stop destroying our planet and create the sustainable future we want,” says Dr. Julie Gerland, chief United Nations representative of OMAEP, Organisation Mondiale des Associations pour l’Éducation Prénatale (World Organisation of Prenatal Education Associations).

World governments, non-governmental organisations, leaders and indigenous peoples are preparing to meet in Rio de Janeiro at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20 in June to meet the immense challenges facing humanity. The agenda is to eradicate world poverty, create sustainable development and peaceful prosperity for our planet and the whole human family.

OMAEP, a federation of 22 national associations, is joining forces with the European Federation of Parents and Carers at Home (EFAF), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the Primal Research Centre to highlight the decades of science confirming that the first nine months of life before birth is the key.

“If we wish to change the world, we must change the way we are born,” says Dr. Michel Odent, world renown pioneer and author of 13 books on the subject including “Childbirth in the Age of Plastics.” Dr. Odent will be presenting “The Evolution of the Human Oxytocin System” at the panel event organised by OMAEP. Research in epigenetics and cellular memory confirm that a pregnant mother’s thoughts, feelings, environment and the way she gives birth, directly affects the long term development of her child. Mothers are children’s first environment, this is where the seeds of peace, prosperity, intelligence and sustainability must be sown and nurtured.

“Parents have the responsibility of being the role models for their children,” says Madeleine Wallin, the Swedish mother of five and president of the FEFAF, “by passing on healthy relationships and sustainable practices children learn how to care for each other and the environment. A sustainable peaceful future can become a reality for all.”

Three countries are already leading the way by including “Prenatal Education” in their national education curricula.

The side event, 9 Months to Save the World: Woman Key to Sustainable Development will be held in Riocentro on 15th June 9:30am – 11am.

Honoured guest: Carlos Moreira Garcia former Brazilian Ambassador and Minister for Children, and President of the UN Earth Summit Rio-92

United Nations website Side Event description:

http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=1000&nr=567&menu=126

For more information 

http://naturalprenataleducation.com 

http://omaep.com 

http://www.anepbrasil.org.br

For interviews please contact : Dr. Gerland: julie@omaep.com
Justice Ioanna Mari (President OMAEP): contact@omaep.com
Carla Machado (President ANEP-Brazil): carla@omaep.com

OMAEP, Solomou 31- 10682 Athens, Greece

Convocação 8 de março

05/03/2012

Por Carla Machado

Você quer um mundo diferente, onde as crianças possam ser concebidas com amor e consciência, onde as gestantes tenham tranquilidade para preparar seus bebês, com boa nutrição e imaginação, onde as mulheres possam parir naturalmente, num ambiente que a respeite e com presença plena para o filhote que vem chegando, que estes novos seres possam ser aleitados junto ao coração, no seio materno e que possam ser cuidados por suas mães bem de pertinho pelo menos até os três primeiros anos de vida? Então junte-se a nós!

Nós, da ANEP Brasil, convidamos você a criar um mundo melhor. Como? Simplesmente IMAGINANDO-O melhor. No dia 8 de Março nos uniremos, nos 4 cantos do mundo, para imaginar o mundo como JÁ SENDO o que gostaríamos que fosse. Cada um no seu próprio local, em casa, no trabalho, nos grupos que neste dia se encontrarão para celebrar o dia Internacional da Mulher: medite, imagine, visualize, reze, recite poesias, mantras, cante, dance, se conecte com esta energia de BEM RECEBER OS NOVOS SERES que estão chegando ao planetinha. Isso com certeza fará a diferença! Sugestão de horário: às 6h, às 12h, às 18h, às 0h. Ou qualquer outro horário de sua preferência, o importante é foco e intenção!

Por amor, repasse a todas as listas de pessoas interessadas em melhorar a vida no planeta, colocando seu nome ao final da lista!

Luz e gratidão,

Carla Machado

Sandra Sisla

Renata Matteoni

Thais Medeiros

Andrea Cascino

Bia Fioretti

Adriana Daher

Paula Magalhães Fritsch

www.anepbrasil.org.br

Agenda

02/03/2012

Projeto Ventre Livre – Dança Circular com Gestantes

Um grupo de dança circular voltado para gestantes, no Rio. A focalizadora, Djaala, tem bastante experiência em conduzir grupos de mulheres e dança circular. Mais um maravilhoso recurso para viver bem a gestação, com prazer, música, convivendo e trocando com outras gestantes, e se preparar para o momento do parto. Detalhes aqui: VentreLivre[div]

 

Palestras Antroposofia

Começa hoje, com a palestra “Biografia de Rudolf Steiner”!

De 19 às 21h, no Centro de Estudos do Centro Médico de Botafogo, Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 445 – cobertura – (em frente à Cobal do Humaitá).

As palestras serão ministradas pelo Dr. Darlan Schottz Ferreira, médico antroposófico com formação em Pedagogia Waldorf e é pós-graduado em filosofia contemporânea.

O valor é de R$ 60,00 por encontro e a arrecadação se destina a realização do seminário de fundamentação em Pedagogia Waldorf. Informações e inscrições: seminarioriodejaneiro@gmail.com

Programação das próximas palestras:

Dia 30 de março: Antroposofia e a Complexidade do Ser Humano

Dia 13 de abril: Pedagogia Waldorf, uma pedagogia com base no conhecimento do ser humano

Dia 04 de maio: A Medicina Antroposófica, suas propostas e seus limites

Dia 25 de maio: O Método Científico de Goethe como base da Antroposofia

Dia 29 de junho: Os Limites do Pensamento e o Conhecimento Supra Sensorial

 

Janet Balaskas no Brasil

Em abril!

 

The Mid Pacific Conference on Birth and Primal Health Research – Honolulu 2012

Chamada de Michel Odent e Heloisa Lessa. Simplesmente imperdível. Nos encontramos em outubro, em Honolulu!

Daily Rhythm at Home and its Lifelong – by Helle Heckmann

25/01/2012

As parents of little children, you are often very tired and you get too little sleep, and when you have too little sleep you also have too little energy and then often you give in when you think you should not have done, or you get angry or irritated so you are not present and when you are not present you lose the children and you do not like yourself. To make it easier for you to deal in the daily life with your children there are three important considerations:

To be flexible

To set limits (borders) and

To observe the same routine everyday

To become flexible is the result of objective inward observation. You may train your flexibility through an inner work where you learn about yourself. In relation to limits, you have to find out them for yourself. You have to decide what the limits are for your child in your house: time to go to bed, time to eat, what to eat, what language to use in the family and so on. You have to make up your mind about limits beforehand, so, instead of saying “no, no, no…” and becoming angry, you simply do not allow the children to go beyond the limits. You know this is your decision and do not need to be angry. If you are ahead of the child and you see a certain situation coming, with humor and the right gesture or word, you can move away from the situation, and this will be possible if you train your flexibility. Knowing more about yourself will give you the possibility to also be ahead of yourself. When you catch this tool you can start working with your children in a much freer way, because the limits are set.

The third recommendation, to make a routine which is the same every day, gives the child rhythm. All Waldorf families probably know how the daily life is in the kindergarten. The children go through the day in alternate periods of concentration and expansion, as if in a breathing rhythm where there is inhaling and exhaling.

In the inhaling or breathing-in phase the child directs his attention to an activity that basically relates him to himself. For little children each breathing-in period (drawing, water painting, and knitting, eating…) is very short because little children can only concentrate for short periods of time. In the exhaling or breathing-out period, the child relates mainly to the surrounding world (free play, free running etc.). For each breathing-in period the child needs a breathing-out period and so a pattern is established. This rhythm is something that you can bring into your home. You have to try to find out when the children breathes-in and when they breathe-out. And when the children are in the breathing-in period, you have to make sure you are present, so the child feels ah, here I feel my parents, they are there for me. After that, for very short time, you can do what you have to do at home and you can tell your child you have to wait because I need to do this. And this will be all right because you know you have been present with the child. As an example, look at the situation when parents pick up their children from the kindergarten. At the very moment you are picking up your child: Does the cell phone ring and you answer? Do you greet your friends and engage in intense talk? If yes, then you are not present for the child. In my last visit to Mexico I saw very few parents really greeting their children, the majority were talking to other parents or engaged in school affairs or talking in their cell phones, or arriving late or in a hurry.

But, for your child who has been gone for five hours and who really wants you… you are not there. So the child screams I want an ice cream! I want this or that! or he starts running around, or falling, or getting into little conflict because he is confused, because he has not really met you. On the contrary, if you take the time (and it is five seconds perhaps), you bend down, give him a hug and then smell him (so lovely!) and really you are there, his eyes will tell you more than words, how his day was. He cannot tell you with words because he cannot remember, but his eyes will tell you everything. And then you take his hand and walk together (of course in a tempo that the child can follow), and this is really lovely because you are making a new nice situation, a “you and I situation.” Now, if you need to greet people you can do it, very shortly, but together with the child because your child will feel I am where I belong, with my parent. This was a breathing-in situation where you were present.

Then you go to the car and go home (breathing-out) and it is probably time for eating which brings again a breathing-in situation. How do you eat? Do you sit down together with the child? Or is the child sitting by himself and you are walking around talking on the telephone? If you give yourself the time and sit down with your child you will teach the child manners at the table by your example. Many of the children today do not sit with their parents and they do not learn to hold utensils appropriately. However, this is important, otherwise when they are seven years old they cannot hold a pencil and to learn it at that age is so difficult compared to when they were one or two years old.

In addition, to sit at the table and to have a beginning, a process and an end, is important because this is how you should live the whole of life. Everything has a beginning, a process and an end. It may take you only fifteen minutes to sit appropriately, to check how the child holds and drinks from cup (children from one year onwards do not need a sip cup), to eat with closed mouth, and everything you are given and so on, being, in this way, an example for your child to follow, but more importantly you have taken this short moment to make again a “you and I situation” and at the same time you also help the child to find a social form of how we are when we eat together. When you finish with the meal you remind the children they need to help with the table so that they also learn that when they are a part of a social environment they also take part in the cleaning up. In this way you have made and create a situation where you have been present and now you can say to the child go and play (breathing-out) because you have been there, and then you can do what you need to do but you have to be visible to your child. This is so, because a little child cannot play by himself if the center is not there and you are the most important person for the child. You are his center, and if you leave the room the little child will follow you.

When you are doing your things, the situation may occur where children will say I am bored. In this case you, of course, don´t turn on the television or music. When you are occupied with other things, you can tell your child now you play by yourself. If you know you have been present you can actually expect them to find something to do themselves. It is very important that you are not afraid of your children not knowing what to do or being bored. It is very important that you feel it is right: I have been there with them now they can be by themselves.

Nowadays, parents often use media or adult-directed activities for their children because they are afraid of their children being bored and assume that they are not able to do anything themselves. This is a tricky situation. If you think you have to entertain your under-seven children all the time, with media (films, TV, videogames, computers and so on), after-school classes, and/or other adult-directed activities, then they do not learn how to play by themselves. They will not have a moment where they can be in a state of not knowing what to do and from there progress into a state of finding images inwardly and thus creating things from inside out. By letting them to be bored you help them, because being bored represents the opportunity the children will have to go into this process of inner creativity. The fact that children are able to be by themselves, to create their own play without adult direction is of great importance because during the first seven years of the child everything is about being able to create.

If all the activities come from outside (electronic screen, video-games, adult direction, etc.), then not much happens in the sphere of inward creation. That is why in Waldorf kindergartens, teachers do not sit down and play with the children but do real work, from which the children draw inspiration to use it in their own play. In these kindergartens you may find teachers sweeping, cooking, sawing, tending the vegetable patch, taking care of farm animals, cutting wood, and whatever the particular setting of each school allows to do. Equally, you, as a parent, in the breathing-out phase, may do your work and the children beside you should be able to do their work (i.e. their own play). This is possible only when the children feel that they have met you in a previous breathing-in phase.

It is the same when children go to bed in the evening. What the child loves to hear are stories from your life. No book, no radio, no music, no film nor cartoon can make the same impact on the child as you. And to find your own story to tell means so much and it is, in addition, a tool with which you can change very stuck situations. It is so difficult for children to let go of you if they have not felt you present. But, if you have hold your child, blown a little in the ear, told her a little story from the heart, so you have really been there, then you can kiss her and put her to bed and feel I can leave because I have been there. And then you can expect that your child is able to sleep by herself, which is healthy for your child.

In Denmark, where I come from, many parents are in a situation where they have to lie down and hold hands with the child, read 20 stories, sing 50 songs, and all this takes one, one and a half, two hours and when finally they go out quietly of the bedroom they hear ‘Mum, water, Mum!’ and then become annoyed. You can avoid this by setting limits and finding a comfortable way to leave because you have been present in different situations during the day. Otherwise the child has not been filled enough with your love and, if in addition, he has not been given opportunities to do his own play, to work from inside out, you cannot expect he will be able to sleep by himself.

There is an additional aspect I would like to draw attention to for the after-kindergarten time you have with your children. If you take your children from class to class or entrust them to the media in its different varieties you have less time with them. Children are small for very short time. At present, you may be thinking it is a long time to go but, in no time you will see it went so fast. By letting your child to engage in his own play while you are around doing your own chores, and being really present in those breathing-in situations, you build trust between your child and you. And this trust will be important when they get a little older and get into pre-puberty and puberty because with this, they will come to you when they have problems and listen to you when you tell them what and what not to do. But they will only do it if they trust you, if you have been there for them. And that is why the first seven years of children are so important, because their whole trust, their believing that the world is good, is the basis of their future lives.

After that first seven years, it is their friends who become the focus. Their choice of friends has a lot to do with the morality you have shown them and built up through the first seven years. In addition, if children were given the opportunity to work inwardly, they will know themselves and then they will be able to say “no” when they meet something they do not like and “yes” to what they want. You can make a choice if you know yourself and a human being who can make a choice has healthy self-esteem.

In this context it is important how the kindergarten and the home relate to each other: there must be a bridge from one world to the other. In a way, it is a little hard for families who choose a Waldorf education for your children as you become different from the mainstream, but this is your choice. You cannot do both. Once you have taken the road of consciousness, you are concerned about the food, their upbringing, everything. To make the bridge from having the children in the Waldorf kindergarten and at your home is, of course, important so the child can see that everything fits. That is why it is incredibly important to build up trust between the kindergarten and the family, through which the kindergarten teacher is able to support the family´s choice but also for the family to respect what is brought in the kindergarten so one thing without the other is nothing. So you need to find a way together. I have three children who are 29, 26, and 23 and now I can harvest the 25 years of hard dedicated work with my children, and it is so fantastic because I can see how they can go out in life with freedom and also I can move around in the world with freedom and wisdom, because they don´t need me anymore but they like me and they like to be with me and also their friends. And this is, I think, the highest thing we wish as parents, that when our children are adults, they actually, by their own free choice, choose to be with us at certain moments. We can find with our children a new way of building social relationships because we have another consciousness by which we can meet our children better.

SMAM 2011

02/08/2011

Em 2011, a SMAM fala sobre o papel desempenhado pela comunicação no incentivo ao aleitamento materno, com o tema “Talk to Me! Breastfeeding: a 3D Experience”:

“When we look at breastfeeding support, we tend to see it in two-dimensions: time (from pre-pregnancy to weaning) and place (the home, community, health care system, etc). But neither has much impact without a THIRD dimension – communication! 

Communication is an essential part of protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. We live in a world where individuals and global communities connect across small and great distances at an instant’s notice. New lines of communication are being created every day, and we have the ability to use these information channels to broaden our horizons and spread breastfeeding information beyond our immediate time and place to activate important dialogue. 

This third dimension includes cross-generation, cross-sector, cross-gender, and cross-culture communication and encourages the sharing of knowledge and experience, thus enabling wider outreach.” *

Entendemos que informação é tudo no universo da maternidade. E o papel da informação no empoderamento feminino é crucial. Hoje a circulação da informação e a comunicação está a cada dia mais democrática e acessível, pois contamos com novos canais. As mídias sociais, por exemplo.

Dentro desse contexto está a educação pré-natal, lembrando que nossa atuação vai além do fornecimento de informação e troca de experiências, pois como educadores pré-natais – que somos e que formamos – buscamos usar os recursos disponíveis para facilitar o despertar, em futuros pais, do potencial que  já existe dentro de cada um de nós para conceber com consciência, gestar, parir e amamentar nossos filhos.

O Brasil é oficialmente um dos 170 países do mundo engajados na SMAM 2011, o Ministério da Saúde e ativistas pela amamentação preparam eventos país afora estão para celebrar e divulgar o aleitamento materno. Convidamos todos a celebrar!

*extraído do WBW website