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III ii Duties and Responsibilities AS Parents

1. What are our duties and responsibilities as parents?

The primary responsibility of a parent is to mould the character of their child.
Providing Right Values: The obligations of parents do not end with providing food, schooling and knowledge of worldly matters. The children should also be provided with right values. It is the duty of parents to set children on the right path from their early years.
Sathya Sai Baba, 2 May 1984
First of all, they should teach their children to adhere to truth. It is enough if we follow the path of truth, because truth is the basis of everything.
Sathya Sai Baba, 22 Jul 2008
Pure Character: More than all, the character of the children must be made strong and pure. Give them all the confidence and courage they need to become good, honest, self-reliant children. It is not enough if they learn something by which they can make a living; the manner of living is more important than the standard of living.
Sathya Sai Baba, 18 Apr 1966
Character is more important than brains: When the father asks the child to tell some one at the door that he is not at home, or when he asks its brother to reply to a phone call, that he has gone out, the vice of dishonesty is implanted in the child. Do not burden the tender brains with all kinds of lumber, information that can never be put to use, facts that warp and twist truth, etc. Teach them only as much as they can use beneficially and as much as can be of direct help to them in their lives. Train character more than brains.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Jan 1969