As a country, NZ does need to address the protection of several hundreds of thousands of children. Their happiness is seriously being disadvantaged, their ability to manage and organise their lives is compromised and their ability to take up education is being wasted by missing the opportunity to have a proper developing upbringing.
The Bomb in the Brain Part 1 – The True Roots of Human Violence
The Bomb in the Brain Part 2 – The Freedomain Radio Interview with Dr Felitti
The Bomb in the Brain Part 3 – The Biology of Violence: The Effects of Child Abuse
The Bomb in the Brain Part 4 – The Death of Reason – The Effects of Child Abuse
The Bomb in the Brain Part 5 – A Postscript and Prescription
NZ MSD website doesn’t seem to have any material that satisfactorily covers emotional neglect of children, especially in terms of diagnosis and what treatment should be given. No wonder that their social workers bumble around and get it right only a small amount of the time, they don’t know what they are doing.
Interestingly, Stefan Molyneux’s series about roots of violence seems to cover emotional neglect of babies incidentally, more effectively than anything on the MSD website.
You can whip school teachers as much as you like, but if the parents have failed to develop children through the first 1 to 3 years of life, no amount of schoolteaching can ever make up the damage done by neglect. See Brainwave Trust button above.
The most powerful resource available to protect and develop these children, is their own fathers. Why then does the familycaught$ act so spectacularly to deny and destroy the relationship between these children and their fathers? They are just relationship vandals and thieves.
If the father’s time and care is worth so much to the children’s life chances, why does the Child [and Spousal] Support Act pressure fathers to give priority to handing over cash to the mothers, when it is the father’s time that is so much more valuable to the child?
At times, Parliament seems to be a bunch of easily led idiots?
Another situation which illustrates the critical nature of babies early development, is the effects of institutionalisation of babies in orphanages:
Georgette Mulheir: The tragedy of orphanages TEDSalon London Spring 2012 · 10:41 · Filmed May 2012