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The main goal of this site is to explore and expose all aspects of a child's life, the definition of the latter being a young human being, boy or girl, between birth and puberty. I have come to realize that it takes more than love and care to offer a child a good upbringing. It also takes research, reflection and hard work! Admittedly though, it has never been my intention to spend hours reading books on children-related subjects. So I tried a different method to educate myself; namely, by learning more about a certain topic(s) related to a particular scenario that I would find myself in. Since I never had the time to become an expert, such approach enabled me to gradually obtain an overall understanding and become a much better educator. I understand that such method may appear to be less didactic to some of you, but the fact is that it has been working well for me. Throughout the years I have been gathering an awesome collection of articles and essays of all sizes covering a wide range of topics, and I thought it was about time to share my positive experience with parents, professionals and all those who share the same interest and passion.
Childrenpedia's primary mission is to provide high quality information to its users. I came up with the idea to pull together and organize information on one web site in order to spare readers from going from one site to another in their search, which is oftentimes the case unfortunately. Childrenpedia comprises both a library of selected texts organized under different article directories, and other resources. Unlike so many web sites out there, I have strived to create a clean and uncluttered design with the intention to improve its readability and the reader's overall experience. After a long time playing with the idea of getting this project started, I finally found the time needed to initiate it with the hope that the "final" product would reach out to as many people as possible. To those looking to educate themselves and to those willing to work together with me with a view to enhancing both the content and quality of this site in a community where each participant is able to share their thoughts, experiences, suggestions and writings. Participation is the keyword. Remember, this is OUR web site! Having that in mind, I created the community link at the upper right-hand corner of every page where all communicaton links have been grouped together. Please take a brief moment to check it out. All my efforts in completing the initial stage of this project were made bearing one basic idea in mind: to create a rather informal but strongly cultural environment in order to celebrate our infants and children and thereby offer a modest contribution towards a better world. However, a goal of such proportions demands work of a more communal nature. Therefore, your participation in this ever-evolving and -growing project is crucial to strengthen our community and help it carry out its mission. This site was written for people of all ages, races and creeds, genders and walks of life. In other words, for construction workers, parents, priests and nuns, would-be mothers and fathers, educators, executives, catholics, buddhists, muslims, prisoners, housewives, and to everyone else who are in tune with this site's nature and goals. However, keep in mind that even though this site is about children, most of its content targets older readers.For the article writers...
Besides inquisitive readers, I am also looking for skillful, knowledgeable and inspired writers and people with good writing skills who share a passion for kids and are willing to use some of their free time and expertize to help promote the cause of this new online meeting place.
This is my first accomplished project online and it was a wondrous experience putting it together despite the many contretemps of my daily life that delayed its completion. Despite my efforts, it is not a perfect one. After spending almost two years working on it, on the day I finally made it public on the web I celebrated the special occasion by opening a bottle of red wine! ( from California ). But this project will never be fisnished as I will on a daily basis be working on enhancing its content and quality, amongst other things. Whether my work lives up to my aspirations, I will leave that up to you to judge. Perhaps I am a dreamer, but I know that achieving a goal, regardless of its nature and challenges, starts by taking the first step and joining forces with others. I dream of an active and passionate community working together to further its members' common cause: a better world based upon a better understanding about our children, our future adult mankind.Some clarifications and tips on using this site.