children's rights - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The rights of the child are more easily spoken of in the context of what their biology prepares them to expect. For the affluent parent, the "education" of whatever "Mozart" or "Einstein" toy your baby "must have" starts during pregnancy and goes on and on until one day your child is an adult and you exit the vortex wondering what the heck happened. The same is true of parents in poverty to some degree but if company "X" can't get their R.O.I., why bother? Sheesh. It's a mess out there. And in all of that there is this precious new baby wondering what this world is about. Baby needs close contact with mother, with father, with those who love them. Their biology has programmed them to expect this constant love and nurture from "kin." Stress will negatively impact over 900 genes in baby. That's important. Baby has a fairly blank and impressionable brain so that he or she can learn about the environment and society around them. Learning and social bonding happens in the small daily interactions, one more neurone layer at a time, enabling them to develop healthy brain architecture. We humans learn best by role modelling! Thus, babies naturally wish learn as casual observers whilst being carried around, at times interacting with their carer. Their needs haven't changed for thousands of years, evolution is slow! So what of their rights? Do we dare to dream of a world where adults think of the rights of children before their own? Where both parents can work at their careers part time? Could we start to show real maturity? Could we start to "admit" that childcare is a complex job that is worth doing well and paying attention to? It would be nice, eh?