Progressives pickup crying babies!
Click on the crying child for a 3-minute video about WHY a crying child must be picked up in the first three years of life. 

The National Science Foundation developed the question.

Progressives pickup crying babies. In fact, that’s the conclusion between cognitive scientist George Lakoff, one of his psychology colleagues, and the National Science Foundation. Moreover, they developed a simple question to determine one’s core values and most likely political morality: “When your baby cries at night, do you pick him up?” Progressives answered yes. And chronic neglect of letting babies cry causes brain trauma. Consequently, that ongoing empathic inhibition contributes to conservatism development.

Seven million more votes is a small step toward a politics of care.

Progressive pickup crying babies. In fact, it doesn’t matter who’s baby is crying for progressive to want to help. For this reason, 7 million more progressives went to the polls in November for Biden and Harris. A minuscule number of progressive Republicans rejected the Big Lie that Biden is not our president. But progressives must do more to nurture barely progressives in the local GOP to strengthen their empathy. We must strive to nurture our neighbors to a local politics of care as well. And notably, a Human Rights Pocketbook Venture in your center of influence can help.

Progressive are nurturing parents and strive to raise nurturers.

Progressives pickup crying babies. In fact, strong progressives are nurturers. Not only do they pick up their babies and grandbabies, but progressive parents and grandparents are also team players for nurturing. Moreover, they are committed to raising strong people in caring communities. Furthermore, the progressive moral governing mission at home, work, play, and the halls of legislatures is to protect and empower each other for a caring society. Consequently, progressives are fully committed to effective governance versus the limited empathy of conservatism and insurrection.

Progressives pickup crying babies!
Click on the photo of 9th-graders in Sarah Sodini’s 2019 9th-grade English class with their human rights pocketbook to learn more about the Clinton County, Ohio, Human Rights Pocketbook Venture. We need to start in Kindergarten.

UNICEF says start human rights conversations early.

Progressive pickup crying babies. In fact, local Human Rights Pocketbook Ventures nurtures such behavior. In addition, talking about human rights and the politics of care it requires must start early, according to our friends at UNICEF. Moreover, it’s important for children to know they have rights. Consequently, a Human Rights Pocketbook Venture wants each child in K, 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th-grades to consider their human rights. As a result, a child would be exposed to human rights conversations with parents, teachers, and fellow students five times through their K-12 education.

Trust-Based-Relational-Intervention can nurture empathy development.

Progressives pickup crying babies. And trust-based caregiving is the topic of this week’s Caring Citizen Solution Day Speaker Series. In addition, please join us via Zoom this week and help us welcome Adam Hillard, licensed practitioner in trust-based-relational-intervention. Furthermore, trust-based-relational-intervention, or TBRI, was developed by the late Dr. Karyn Purvis at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. Please register at Eventbrite for this free event, Tuesday, February 2nd from 2-3 p.m. eastern time.

Progressives pickup crying babies!
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Nurturant family freedom to consent to creating a family prevents crying baby neglect.

Progressives pickup crying babies. And Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says “family,” not fetuses, “is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the state.” More importantly, when families are truly protected and empowered, no crying babies are neglected. UNICEF says this kind of conversation cannot start too early. Register now.

Karyn Purvis’s TBRI empowers vulnerable children.

Progressives pickup crying babies. Also, the Karyn Purvis Institute website says, “TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.” Register now.

You can help shape strong, nurturing children.

Progressives pickup crying babies. And I am so excited to be volunteering with my grandchildren and their parents in the Dayton Climate Survival Human Rights Pocketbook Venture. Furthermore, we are educating ourselves about human rights and inviting Dayton caring citizens to help us distribute the Illustrated Universal Declaration of Human Rights students at the three schools where they attend. Why not consider volunteering with the children with whom you are closest? Register now.

Register now for the February 2nd Caring Citizen Solution Day Speaker Series!

Progressives pickup crying babies. And this week’s Caring Citizen Solution Day Speaker may offer human rights education advocates clues on how to intervene in our trauma filled world. Indeed, we need effective words to help us connect with each other. Moreover, we need effective words to empower each other. And we need effective words to correct each other before insurrection threatens again. Register now.

Progressives pickup crying babies!
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