Bringing up Children
My beloved! In bringing up children there are often problems in the family. It is important that the family is intact. But today that is no longer possible. No sooner do the children enter nursery school than they become corrupted. Suddenly they start saying things which really make you stand aghast: „How can a child already say such a thing?“ Then do not scold him, explain him and say in a calm voice: „Not in this house.“ Many parents have their children’s best interests at heart and want to help them by saying: „It is time for you to go to confession again!“ It is wrong to put pressure on them. Just be a good example. Without a good example, even the best dressing-down is of no use. When, of course, the father explains: „Boy, you must not lie, it is not done!“ and then he is filling out the tax return saying: „Well, you know, here we will write …,“ then the good example is missing. This is just one example, there are thousands.
Father, mother, if you disagree in matters concerning your children and you get into an argument, do not quarrel with each other in front of them. The child observes: „Ah, who is on my side?“ and will remember. Then he will always go to this parent. That, however, is still healthy and normal. It was the same in our family. One of my sons came to me and said: „Dad, can I do this?“ At first I answered: „Yes, all right, you do that.“ Later I found out that my wife had said something different to him before. Next time he came to me again, after Mother Paula had said no, because he thought: „Dad is more likely to give in.“ But this time I asked him: „What does mum say?“ – Hold together in front of the children, I say it once again, it is so important to me. Do not push them … more