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Michael Mendizza - Just say NO to Baby Einstein

Einstein didn’t Einstein didn’t watch videos as a baby. His genius did not come from knowing lots of information. In fact, baby Einstein spoke very little before the age of four. Einstein’s genius was not based on what he knew. His genius grew from his capacity to wonder and imagine. Two academics at Harvard Medical School observed, "Television viewing is exactly the opposite of what toddlers need for their development... young children's television viewing should be postponed as long as possible." Read more about Michael Mendizza - Just say NO to Baby Einstein

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Nancy Verrier - When Love Is Not Enough - On Adoption

I grew to understand how much that bond plays in the prenatal to postnatal experience. Bonding brings a component of safety and security, which I don’t think adopted children feel. Once you’ve separated from one mother, there’s always the possibility of being separated from another. They live with that every day. Attachment can and often does happen, but it’s what we call anxious attachment. There’s always the feeling that someone can leave.
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Marshall B. Rosenberg - Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent Communication says get good at expressing two things: what’s alive in you right now and what would make life more wonderful. Learn how to say just that without any criticism or demand. Just say what’s alive in you, how you are in other words, and what would make life wonderful. And no matter what other people say, hear only what’s alive in them and what would make life wonderful.

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Ralph Nader - Corporate America's Exploitation of Children

A struggle different than any before in world history is intensifying between corporations and parents. It is a struggle over the minds, bodies, time and space of millions of children and the kind of world they are growing up in. Year by year parents are losing control over their own children to the omnipenetrating hucksterism of companies. Read more about Ralph Nader - Corporate America's Exploitation of Children

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Bruce Lipton - The Impact Of Maternal Emotions On Genetic Development

What we are finding now is that the physical system (body) is completely changeable – based on the perceptions and the belief of the system.
MM: Many people feel that there is a point in time when the body locks in its basic patterns and once these physical structures or patterns are established - that they are very difficult to change. Read more about Bruce Lipton - The Impact Of Maternal Emotions On Genetic Development

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George Leonard – Mastery

The human brain is the most complex and most highly organized and most beautifully organized entity in the known universe. You talk about computers, how smart they are, well a computer is very fast and very clean in its operations and very stupid. The human brain is slow and messy and infinitely creative. Human brains come up with ultimate creativity. I'm going to quote Dr. W. Ross Aidee, the former head of the UCLA Brain Research Institute, "The creative capacity of the human brain is for all practical purposes infinite." Read more about George Leonard – Mastery

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Jean Liedloff - The Continuum Concept

It became clear that we have made a terrible mistake about what human nature is. I was living for more than two years with these Indians, looking straight at them and not really seeing them, because I was so blinded by preconceptions. I didn’t even notice that, amazingly, the children never fought. They played together all day unsupervised, all ages, from crawling, to walking to adolescence. Not only did they not fight, they never even argued. This is not at all what we have been taught human nature is—boys will be boys. So I thought well maybe, boys won’t be boys. Read more about Jean Liedloff - The Continuum Concept

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