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VIII 3. How can parents of today learn from their forefathers to raise children of character?

Parents should emulate the ideals of our forefathers who brought up their children in the most ideal way.
Sathya Sai Baba, 15 Jan 2004
Learning from parents in ancient days, parents today should ponder over the sacred ideas cherished by parents in the olden days.
Sathya Sai Baba, 6 May 1993
In olden days mothers initiated their children into studies by chanting sacred words like OM NAMAH SIVAYA or OM NAMO NARAYANAYA. Thus at a very early age, these sacred words got imprinted in the hearts of children.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 2001
In ancient times parents would celebrate the son’s birthday only on the day he brought good name to the family. “Father does not feel the joy of begetting a son merely because the child is born. Only when people praise his son for his good deeds and achievements does the father feel joyful!”
Sathya Sai Baba, 6 May 1992