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Who We Are Raising


By George Josserme

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Freud was right.
Education starts at home after birth, and its quality decides human qualities the baby will display throughout his life.

This article is for parents to see why they must excel doing their job during the vital formative years.



Education is a matter between
a person and the world of human qualities.
Education has nothing to do with school or college.

-- Lillian Smith
American Social Analyst
1897 - 1966



Education is not
to fill a vessel.
Education is to spark a flame.

-- Socrates
Founder of the first
university in Europe.
469 - 399 B.C.



A NEW BORN HUMAN BABY reunites, merges, and amalgamates the most magnificent physical features, mental abilities, and human qualities of higher order designed by a Mastermind. They are ingredients of a cocktail meant to develop to its full potential. However, should we parents fail excelling at doing our job, that cocktail is likely to get badly distorted and severely corroded.

The features, abilities, and qualities are His image. He embedded them in our baby at birth. He wants us parents to be involved ~rather than passing our responsibility on to others~ in the education of our baby. He desires us parents to present our baby with daily examples on how to preserve His set of High Human Standards.

» it is dependent on how we parents raise our kids and the environment we do it in.

» it is conditioned to the set of values and principles we teach them with words, and we show them with our examples in everyday life.

» it is determined by a large number of experiences we parents accept to expose them to through-out the critically formative years they stay with us.

» it is susceptible to a crucially important ability we parents must have to properly and suitably convey and express our love to them.

All of the above represents a portion of mandatory conditions with powers to determine to what extent a newborn baby keeps the image embedded the moment he or she arrives to this world. That day marks a beginning, but what follows is for us parents to act on each of those influential conditions conscientiously and responsibly.

Those parents who are wiser already know why they must follow, act upon, and pass on to the new being what the architect behind mother nature intended.

It is then up to us parents to construe that our new baby is like one big and fat book with thousands of blank pages. Every day, one blank page is written with that day's experiences. Once written, pages are not easy to erase, amend, or modify. They remain unchanged in ways they were originally written. As a direct result, the experiences the baby was and will be exposed to will govern his life.

As life goes on, the baby becomes a teenager and adult. During each day of his subsistence is when he exposes those values, principles, and human qualities that denote the loving and proper dedication his parents invested on him. It also exposes the quality of the immediate environment he grew up in. Altogether, it might have permitted to keep that pristine image given to him the first day he arrived to our lives.


this article is to make parents aware that an image was embedded in their baby
immediately after the triumph of life. it will become badly distorted if they fail
playing their parental role, and severely corroded if their baby grows up in an
environment where enmity, cruelty, and malice are allowed to succeed.

• • •

our children are not ours. they come through us,
but they belong to life. our job is to prepare them
for life.

-- George Josserme

if you bungle raising your kids, whatever
you do well does not matter very much.

-- Jacqueline Kennedy


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