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The anti-authoritarian education is a concept that has been developed in the late sixties and which stresses that a child's autonomy of development is paramount. Background: the former generation of parents grew up under very conservative conditions and wanted to offer their children an upbringing which would allow them to develop without constraints. Today, the anti-authoritarian education style is criticized, because children have to learn that there are also rules and limits in life. Despite this criticism, there is a general consensus that the anti-authoritarian education has paved the way to a democratic pedagogy, which respects the needs and wishes of children.