1.The Parent-Child Relationship # 4Choosing good books for their children3. Having them taught the arts and sciences: Education is the gateway to knowledge and wisdom for a child. If they have the chance of a full education, success will follow in later life. Thus parents should instill in their children the love of education and reading by:Choosing good books for their children: The books most suitable for the child to read are often the ones that children are too lazy to read. Children left to book of cartoons rather than read a book with serious content. It is up to parents to find ways to make useful books interesting to their children-such as getting the children to read such books aloud to them before bed.Choosing good teachers for your child: Choosing good teachers means taking your child to study with monks or masters of secular subjects. Parents can also help their children by finding a good school for their children and special tuition.Choosing good teachers for your childChildren might also need their parent’s help in learning how to split their time between study and play. Having provided worldly knowledge for their child, parents must complement it with knowledge of spirituality. Where worldly Know looks after the body, knowledge of spirituality cares for the mind. Parents should introduce the Five Precepts to their children from an early age. Children should check for themselves each day whether their Precepts are intact or not, precept by precept. Apart from keeping the Precepts parents should encourage their children to study spiritual on a regular basis. Every good son should also have the chance to ordain as a novice or a monk at some time during his education in order to have first hand experience of monasticism as the ideal Buddhist culture;to be continued...
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1.The Parent-Child Relationship # 4
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