A pioneer and eminent authority in the education of small children, Dr Maria Montessori explains here that the root cause of the prevailing chaos in the world, particularly in the ethical realm, can be remedied only by a sane, psychical rebuilding of humankind. A change in the relationship of the adult with children is essential for such rebuilding.
The domination of the adult over the child and the suppression of the child and the suppression of the child's natural gifts and innate creativity result in deviations of moral and the inculcation of fear, distrust, dislikes and other negative traits as the child grows up.
The seeds of war are sown when the child's spiritual needs are ignored. Hence, a new type of human being must be nurtured by the education process to deal with the new era of modern technology and skills, which can be used to save or destroy.