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VIII 1. Describe some of the parenting methods followed in the ancient days?

Mothers of those days led a pure and pious life, cherishing sacred thoughts, fostering virtues and setting an example to the world.
Sathya Sai Baba, 6 May 1993
In the past, the family was the first institution in which the students imbibed the culture and traditions of the nation through stories about the great sages, saints and heroes of the past.
Sathya Sai Baba, 15 Dec 1985
Women of those days would not only discharge their household duties diligently but also would bring up their children in the most ideal manner. They would teach their children not merely by precept but by practice. However, we do not find many such ideal mothers today. They are interested in earning money rather than moulding their children into ideal citizens.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 2002
Ancient mothers taught Truth and Righteousness: The ancient teachings exhorted the people "Sathyam vadha, Dharmam chara" (Speak the Truth, adhere to Righteousness). No mother taught the child to speak untruth. No mother would think of asking the child to follow unrighteousness. Their sole desire was to see that their children secured happiness by leading worthy and meritorious lives.
Sathya Sai Baba, 6 May 1996
Earlier, children were taught such sacred values. Today parents want their children to pursue higher studies and become great, whereas earlier, parents preferred their children to be good rather than becoming great. Since those parents wanted their children to be good, Bharat stood as an ideal to all nations of the world.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 2001