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In each individual there is a life project, which can be traced back to conception. The life project exists in the depths of a child's being, close to their essence; from there, it influences all the internal and external processes. The life project contains what a person needs to realize personal potentialities that are present from conception. The life project seldom appears clear to the parents from the beginning although unborn children send signals of their existence and their character. Unfortunately, in our materialistic culture signals from the unborn are systematically ignored, deflected and then forgotten by parents. Education begins from conception and can be properly achieved by parents only if they establish a deep contact with their children, communicating with them, and coming to know their life project.


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Gino Soldera, Ph.D.*

* Psychologist Gino Soldera is President of the National Association of Psychology and Prenatal Education (ANPEP/Italy) and creator of the 77 Giornale Italiano di Psicologia e di Educazione Prenatale (Italian Journal of Psychology and Prenatal Education). For further information: Correspondence to Gino Soldera, via Conti Agosti 161, 31010 Mareno di Piave, Treviso, Italy. Email:

JOURNAL OF PRENATAL AND PERINATAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HEALTH publishes research and clinical articles from the cutting edge of the science of prenatal and perinatal psychology and health. The journal, published quarterly since 1986, is dedicated to the in-depth exploration human reproduction and pregnancy and the mental and emotional development of the unborn and newborn child.

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