The new model of education, parenting, the model imparative
Joseph Chilton Pearce

What the parent must be trained in is in being an adult, being a parent, and a making a response to the child that doesn’t bring about closure in the mind brain structure. It’s the parent who will create that environment. The environment will either open the child up, lead it forward into its own potential, or it closes down into a defense mechanism.

Now the new emphasis is shifting toward a school system which involves the parent directly. The parent has to be involved in the educational system. But there again they’re missing the point. They’re thinking the parent must be there to help the child with homework and so on and so forth and none of that has anything to do with it. Again the error is in thinking that the whole purpose of it is to prepare a child for a certain particular social roll and to acquire a certain amount of information. The National Competency Tests and all that are the great stumbling blocks that we face in this shift. These are simply different ways of shuffling the same old patterns over and over.

What the parent must be trained in is in being an adult, being a parent, and a making a response to the child that doesn’t bring about closure in the mind brain structure. Again, and I think if every parent had right in front of them an inner image let’s say, in front of them an inner image, of the triune-structure of the brain and the fact that certain things the parent does will cause that to close in on itself in a defense posture and never be able to open up to the potentials. Whereas other things cause that brain literally to reach out to try to embrace the whole universe which is of course the full ramifications of the self. And it’s the parent who will really give that kind of an environment. The environment will either open the child up, lead it forward into its own potential, or it closes down into a defense mechanism. And there again that’s what’s happened to us. We have a nation that’s made up now of almost total defense postures. Everyone in a defense posture living in fear of the other and in fear of the whole system and in fear of fear itself. So the only thing that can break that is to understand what brings about such a closure. As long we keep falling into the moral ethical realm you see, we miss this.

We talk about biological structures between our ears, how they open, what causes them to close, and that lies far more with the parent. For that to happen in the first five or six years and then to continue happening at home in the mornings and the evenings and expect the school system to counter that within four to five hours a day, using the same techniques the parents using, a product of the same disastrous closure, all a system can do is replicate itself and get worse and worse and worse as the technological scene unfolds.