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What would a new generation, pre-parenthood, say about The Evolved Nest?
Does this new generation see the connection between the state of their world and how humans are disconnected from their own nature as well as Nature?
What could we learn from a pair of Fresh Eyes on The Evolved Nest?
Below you will find out, with a presentation of essays on the many components of The Evolved Nest, as well as their missing elements in our current culture, and imaginings on how our world could be different if these connections were consciously restored.
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3. Materials, Posters and Power Point presentations reflecting The Evolved Nest
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This presentation was created by Lillian Merrigan and Samantha Loper for the Morality, Parenting and Nature Connection in the Anthropocene class at the University of Notre Dame. This class is taught by Dr. Darcia Narvaez.
The following presentation includes persuasive messages about feeding infants. We hope that this information will be incorporated into high school health classes, childbirth classes and used generally to encourage mothers and community members to be supportive of breastfeeding. The references for the presentation can be found here. Further resources and information about breastfeeding and other "stone-age parenting" practices can be found on the Evolved Nest.
This poster on Benefits of Nighttime Nursing was created for the Morality, Parenting and Nature Connection in the Anthropocene by Kaitlyn Deherrera.
This poster on Benefits of Nighttime Nursing was created for the Morality, Parenting and Nature Connection in the Anthropocene by Kaitlyn Deherrara.
Babies and CryingTake this test before looking after the poster and afterwards to see what you learnedTrue or False
1.Crying is a normal part of the human early life experience.
2.It is not a good idea to pay too much attention to babies because they could become spoiled.
3.Prolonged crying could negatively affect children’s lifewhen they grow up.
Open ended questions
4.What are some misconceptions most people have about crying?
5.What are some reasons that might cause children to cry?
6.How does crying affect the child’s brain?
7.How does crying affect a person later in life?
1.False 2.False 3.True 4.Crying helps exercise the lungs, if children are picked up when they cry they will become too spoiled, children cry to manipulate caregivers into giving them what they want 5.Discomfort, pain, unmet needs such as being hungry, too hot or cold, etc. 6.The brain releases high levels of potentially neurotoxic stress hormones and lead to oversensitivity or over-reactivity of the stress response system overtime 7.They will be more likely to have poor physical and mental health, are more prone to anxiety and depression, lack social skills and easily resort to violence or alcohol, etc.