Evolved Nurturing Initiative
ENI is a nonprofit, educational initiative and science council providing grounded insights into current research without cultural bias or special interest group influence. ENI provides unadulterated, evidence-based best practices for parenting choices that promote optimal child development and wellbeing.
The Evolved Nurturing Initiative ™ (ENI) generates best-practice advice for child-raising using a scientific think tank. ENI’s mission is to filter out cultural, industrial, and political influences that distort scientific research and provide unbiased reporting on child raising that meets the critical, innate developmental needs of babies and young children. ENI is geared to help parents and policy makers understand and overcome the censorship and misinterpretation surrounding what children need. ENI promotes the re-evolutionary discovery of evolved child-raising practices supported by interdisciplinary research. We are not pro or anti any specific aspect of child care, rather, we are pro- untaited science.
When we analyze the pure science, the explosion of research supporting the special developmental protections supplied by intimate and responsive physiological care practices come to light. We aim to make this evidence more accessible to media and parents.
We also report with and eye toward a paradigm that better aligns with our goals as a society. Converging evidence from across scientific disciplines confirms what our ancestors knew intuitively and passed on from experience: Particular care-giving strategies evolved to optimize social, emotional, and intellectual development. These result in healthier and more cooperative and compassionate children, then adults, and ultimately, society. We comb the research to illuminate what cultivates humanity’s potential, and therefore translates to the innovation and success we want for children. Focusing on what society agrees on, ENI spotlights the most effective way these goals are seeded in early parenting.