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Published in Polish language by IMPULS, 2009
The increasing social pathologies, manifested with aggressive behavior on the streets and in the schools, as well as the growing number of suicides among children and teenagers, forces the adults to take a closer look at the causes of such process and to start from the beginning – the quality of upbringing and early school education, which influence the behavior, self-image, worldview and the creation of healthy personality in a child/young human being.
Being adults (parents or teachers), we are sometimes not aware of the fact that disorders in balanced child development may be caused by ignorant upbringing and interference in a child’s natural development. This causes gigantic and unpredictable effects, not only individual (health and life), but also social and global – influencing the family, the society and the world. A teacher or a parent deals with a living, very impressionable, organism and interferes in another person’s identity and dignity. Thus, the future of each individual and the entire world depends on their influences. A condition which must be met in order for adult influence to be positive is the awareness of its effect on the future life and health of each child, or young human being, as well as assuring such quality of education/upbringing as soon as possible, so that no therapy is needed in the near future.
We adults, however, are already aware that the current education, including upbringing, requires a reversal of the deteriorated environment (vide ecological damages and their consequences, resulting in the need to repair the world, which is discussed on the international level during the so-called Earth Summit conferences), as well as the regeneration of what was “ingrained” in our minds and children’s minds by ignorance (violent, aggressive models shown in detail on TV). A wide range of surfacing individual pathologies – physical (in the form of psychosomatic and so-called civilization diseases), mental and social (including alcoholism, drug addiction, violence, various other addictions – to cigarettes, medicines, food, shopping, as well as environmental pollution), reveal an individual’s instability, which is a consequence of improper upbringing and education. This situation demands an approach to upbringing which is not only educational, but also therapeutic.