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Bringing up children in Poland.

Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,523  
15 Aug 2009 /  #1
This post is for all. A Polish origional, immigrant or visitor on a long stay with children.

So what do you think about the children in Poland? How are they different or similar to other children around the world? What are our lankings and possibilities?

Some university clubs have undertaken a beautiful project to persue a programme for Children in Poland to find our possibilities, to understand our children, and to make the Polish future (which is with our children) to be more integrated and more free, open and welcoming.

Your contributions, thoughts, opinions or any comment are much valued.

hairball 20 | 313  
15 Aug 2009 /  #2
to be more integrated and more free, open and welcoming.

Then it's vital that they take religion out of school. It only gets in the way,
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,523  
15 Aug 2009 /  #3
How about introducing 'Moral Science' everywhere...

How about teaching parents to educate their children about Moral Science...or setting up Moral Science schools....? A way to educate children of every goodness, and not the divising aspects taught elsewhere.
FredChopin - | 61  
15 Aug 2009 /  #4
Whose Morals shall we teach?
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,523  
15 Aug 2009 /  #5
As it is Moral Science, it is to be derived from every religion. But only the parts which teach the best of values for this world.

One such attempt is being carried on by the Baha'is ( However, various different Universities in Poland are actively forming a club (and some universities in other parts of Europe too) to develop such a system for our children too :). As I have told here before...since my university days, I have been actively involved in constructive clubs for social welfare. I think it can work.

But do you have any other suggestion or opinion for developing a CONSTRUCTIVE attitude into our children? To integrate, to accept, learn and develop faster and give way to a better more peaceful world? A world which is welcoming.

If necessary we would start from Poland :).
Wroclaw Boy  
15 Aug 2009 /  #6
With all due respoect i wouldnt bring up my little girl in Poland if they paid me.
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
15 Aug 2009 /  #7
i wouldnt bring up my little girl in Poland if they paid me.

May we ask why, out of interest?
Polonius3 986 | 12,343  
15 Aug 2009 /  #9
Why not Madonna's Kaballah?
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,523  
15 Aug 2009 /  #10
Madonna's Kaballah

give further explanation.
Polonius3 986 | 12,343  
15 Aug 2009 /  #11
Well, there was discussion of different religions or value systems to raise children in so for the sake of balancne the Jewish mysticism known as Kaballah, espoused by pop icon Madonna, might also be considered. Also the church of Scientology.
TheOther 6 | 3,635  
15 Aug 2009 /  #12
Also the church of Scientology

That's a (IMHO criminal) cult and not a church, although they desperately try to make it look that way to be exempt from taxes.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,594  
15 Aug 2009 /  #13
You can teach a child moral and ethical values without involving a religon as well.

You can find the expression "you should treat other people as you would like to be treated by them" in most religions. But you can also teach your children that in other ways.

Also the church of Scientology.

If you teach your children their values they will brain-washed zombies. Not a good option.
Stephanie - | 5  
16 Aug 2009 /  #14
Basic freedom is served if (when religion classes are part of the curriculum) your child can choose not to attend the class.

When one of my kids was in her first year at a Polish elementary school, I told her she didn't have to attend the religion class if she didn't want to -- I should have kept my trap shut. We were in a village; and the move was looked on with deep suspicion. My child's best friend's mother suddenly refused to allow contact between the two girls.
OP Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,523  
16 Aug 2009 /  #15
refused to allow contact between the two girls.

Very foolish step by the woman.
Stephanie - | 5  
17 Aug 2009 /  #16
She was a deeply religious woman from a tiny hamlet. I found out later that simply the fact that I was an American made my daughter's friendship with her's somehow dangerous. I guess it was just too much when you added religion to the mix.

Deeply hurtful, though, to the two little girls.

Had we been just a few miles down the road (in Lublin, say), we likely wouldn't have run into quite that level of intolerance or fear.

Oh well. Live and learn.

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