Becoming parents is a moment of change and transformation, a real “silent revolution”. The wait triggers a fruitul and generative process thereby future parents create a physical, psychic and emotional space for the baby to be welcomed. In this view, the wait itself turns out to be a space for a new life to be received. Pedagogy ascribes great value to all those narrative practices that support memory-making throughout the path that leads to the birth of a baby and, at the same time, to the birth of a father and a mother. The narratives so produced enable a family history whose organizational reference is birth, i.e., a temporal element therefrom a web of stories is weaved, around practices and rituals that are rich of implicit meanings.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Narrating the wait|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|