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VIII 2. What are the pitfalls of modern parenting?

Today’s parents initiate their children into education, not by chanting holy or sacred names of God, but by rhymes like ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’. Nowadays children are being taught all types of wrong terminology.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 2001
Parents today take pride that their children are studying in English medium schools and are able to recite English poems. They fail to understand what type of impact and influence this modern education has on their children. The tiny tots in kindergarten are taught nursery rhymes like “Ba … Ba … Black Sheep”. Because of such education, the children are ultimately becoming black sheep themselves. I am really pained and disgusted watching the present-day system of education which is totally spoiling the lives of students
Sathya Sai Baba, 15 Jan 2004
Unfortunately, the parents of today would have taken a different approach and felt proud of the change that has come over the son. In fact they would have felt happy that their son has become very modern, so modern that he has even forgotten his mother tongue. This is the unfortunate situation today.
Sathya Sai Baba, Summer Showers 1974
Nowadays students are not being taught good qualities. Instead, when they come home, mother immediately puts on the television and the father too joins the son to watch the television. Nowadays parents want their children to pursue higher studies so that they may get rich fathers-in-law.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 2001
The parents have forgotten their own responsibility for developing in the young the right attitudes and behaviour. By too much indulgence the parents are also allowing the students to have their own way and ignore what is good, noble and virtuous.
Sathya Sai Baba, 15 Dec 1985
Parents are happy if their children score high marks in their examinations. They are not bothered about the heap of bad remarks their children get.
Sathya Sai Baba, 15 Jan 2004