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In recent years the educational system in Poland has been subject to numerous reforms, heated discussions and more or less credible examinations and reports. Apart from politicians, scientists, teachers and psychologists, parents also contributed. Unfortunately their arguments aren’t often taken into consideration, and protests are meeting exclusively with the criticism. They don’t have the needed know-how or experience after all. Research conducted by me has shown that, in fact, parents had the greatest cognitive impact on the development of children before they began to learn at school. It is their active or passive attitude that essentially shapes the level of school readiness in the sphere still considered by many to be the most significant in the school and life career of man. Apart from the fact that, most importantly – these are parents having legal responsibility for their children, they should have the final word on the question of bringing up and educating them.