Children are our most important resource for the future. We all learn throughout our lives, but it is the early years of life which are most essential for learning and developing. It is important for us to provide children meaningful opportunities and positive experiences so that they can learn and develop adequately and enjoy life. They need caring parents, loving relationships, a nurturing environment, and encouragement to unfold their inborn talents and abilities and to reach their true potential.
Samuel Hahnemann’s early education was undertaken by his parents. His father, Christian, taught him how to write and read whilst playing, and gave him thinking lessons to learn independent thinking.
Christian had found for himself the soundest conception of that which is “good and can be called worthy of man“, and implanted his ideas in his children. “To act and to live without pretence or show“ was his most noteworthy precept, which impressed Samuel more by his father’s example than by his words. In the Platonic dialogue between Socrates and Physon On The Worth Of Outward Show, which is published in Samuel Hahnemann’ Lesser Writings, their high estimation of that which is valuable and worthwhile in life finds its expression.
Christian taught his son to differentiate between the noble and ignoble, and his ideas on the first principles of creation – the dignity of mankind, and it’s lofty destiny – were the foundation for Samuels moral training. Throughout his life Samuel followed his father’s maxim “never to be a passive listener and learner”. The sound grounding which Samuel received during his formative years, coupled with the highest standards of moral values and behavior, served him well in his further development. Many other loving and supportive relationships helped to form an exceptional personality with a kindhearted, humble, faithful, dedicated and determined character. Throughout his life, Samuel remembered with love and gratitude his parents, and the masters and benefactors of his childhood and adolescence. With his activities and endeavors Samuel Hahnemann always followed the principle of the inviolability of human dignity. He left orthodox medical practice due to their lacking efficiency and the negative side effects, recognizing that more patients died from orthodox treatment than from disease. Establishing the homeopathic healing art he claimed, that the physician’s highest and only calling is to cure sick people, and to restore their health rapidly, gently and permanently.
Homeopathy works in all living organisms and allows our children to grow up in healthy ways and to progress at their own pace, without interference from unnatural sources. Thereby it provides the basis for emotional and physical wellbeing, which is the foundation for all development and learning and of primary importance in childhood.
This month we have included a variety of articles on Children and Homeopathy in the ezine to demonstrate the benefits of homeopathy during childhood, to encourage parents to try a medical method that works so well, and as a source of education for homeopathy students and practitioners. Enjoy these and our other articles and let us know your comments at: [email protected]