Scientific references

In the big information-jungel, it is important as a professional mother to know the sources for the information that you base your work upon. Here you can find all the sources, that is the base of Davincimom and the creative room.

The heart of the creative room

DaVincimom is a result of a mothers striving on helping her child to develop and become intelligent, innovative and successful. The result: a creative and flourishing room.

Leonardo da Vinci was an italian genius in the renaissance, born in 1452 and became 67 years old.

He was a polymatih, that is a multitalent as a painter, draughtsman, engineeer scientist, theorist, sculptor, architect and inventor.

He also got known for his notebooks on anatomy, astronomy,botany, cartography and paleontology. He swam and dived, which wasnt common at that time and age.

Da Vinci is a great example of what our children can develop to, for 2 reasons. The first one because of the skills he had developed. And the other because of the time and environment he grew up in, a time of accelerating progressionKilde: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia




Glenn Doman was born in the USA in 1919 and got to be 94 years old. He was an American pioneer, physical therapist and researcher (Ph.D) in the capacity of the brain and the neurological system, and dedicated his whole growing life to this area and to the IAHP Institute.

He began the journey by helping brain-damaged children and children with special needs to get well again, and ended up with dealing with healthy and sound children.

He created techniques and programs for training young children's brains, called the Doman method. He has also written a series of books introducing these methods. His offspring is actively working on Doman's mission.

The principles of the professional mother, the cybernetic loop and that there is a Da Vinci in every child originate from Glenn Doman.

Source: IAHP homepage

Gordon Neufeld is a Canadian developmental psychologist and researcher (pH.D), born in 1946 and has 40 years of experience in clinical psychology.

He works with the theory of attachment, and builds on John Bowlby, where he manages to give simple answers to the most complicated challenges.

He has established the Neufeld Institute, is an internationally recognized speaker, his work can be found in several different languages and has a lot of teaching material freely available online.

His principles are at least as important for the development of the brain, and cover an area which is central to Doman's philosophy, but that Doman didn't specialize in.

Theories about i.a. the relationship-dance and the real play originate from Neufeld and the primary source for his work on this page is the book "Child Development Through Attachment and Play".

Source: Neufeld Institute homepage

These main characters forms the heart of the room and are rich sources and able to help us create the future generation of pioneers and builders of society.

Mind and heart as a whole

Doman and Neufeld complement each other like ying and yang. Both researchers address the work needed to "fulfill children's full potential". While Doman was specialized in brain neuroplasticity and cognitive development, Neufeld focused on emotional development.

An important part of Doman's philosophy is the importance of the mother-child relationship, and Neufeld recognizes emotional development as part of brain development. Overall, you can find many similarities in the way they understand children's development and the fulfillment of their full potential.