|Editor||Future Citizens in Europe Ed. Alistair Ross|
The individual's way of understanding and accepting a family and facing its different forms is often reflected in his understanding of childhood. Even though the idea of children being our greatest wealth sometimes sounds worn out or even pathetic, it is true and this idea should always lead us to offering, organising and giving the best we can to our children. Although children are a big and heterogeneous social group their social power is limited. As a special social group they get special social attention, protection and care because of its special social status and their special characteristics, yet we discover that they could get more of it. The adults' opinion about pre-school children defines (determines) the status of children in our society which is often painful, deformed and far away from what is desired because the adults' opinion is often vague (veiled),and formed in harsh law formulae and therefore understood in its own way.