Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Training Children

When we're young we develop certain very deep rooted characteristics. What the parents inculcate in the child is permanently there because childhood is the most impressionable time of life. It's foundational to the development of our character in life. So if a child is just given whatever he wants and the parents surrender to the child every time he cries then he will get spoilt. He will grow expecting to get what he wants each time. But when he grows up, not everyone will be like his parents. His desires will be more, his demands will be more but people will not necessarily cooperate and it will be intolerable for him, causing great stress and anxiety. A spoilt person can never be happy because he's always expecting to get what he wants.

47 comments:

  1. Very educative article.....thanks........

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  2. Now a days, parents feel happy of giving their children whatever they want not knowing that it is going to spoil their lives. By this message, Radhanath Swami says that it is the duty of the parents to lead the child in the correct path by reminding them what is correct and what is wrong

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  3. hrishikesh mafatlalOctober 19, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    So much depends upon the consciousness of the parents. If the child is properly trained during the impressionable years, the child will be grateful to the parents later on in life.

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  4. So True. Every parent should implement this teaching of Radhanath Swami Maharaj. We should check what the kid is asking for before simply surrender to kids desire.

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  5. Maharaj very nicely explains the importance of proper training in childhood !

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  6. Wonderful insights on child up bringing by Radhanath Swami, Thank you!

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  7. very nice and a great article

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  8. An english saying "Spare the rod and spoil the child" is very true. This does not mean that we should torture our child physically, but as Maharaj so beautifully described, we need to be strict when needed and not spoil the child. Hari Bol!

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  9. Awesome. Thanks Maharaj. I shared tis article with my son and he appreciated it as well.

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  10. thank you maharaj

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  11. What a simple but important analysis by HH Radhanath Swami. It's very important to give the children a strong foundation of good culture and character. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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  12. Thank you Radhanath Swami maharaj for guiding us on this aspect.

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  13. As told by Radhanath Swami, discipline, samskaras & noble virtues can be instilled only in the early formative years of childhood.

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  14. Yes, by pampering a child to the extent of spoiling him, we are just creating an unhappy future for him. We need to be very aware of this principle while raising a child.

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  15. Very true. Sometimes not getting what is want is exactly what is needed to grow as a person.

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  16. A wonderful insight by Radhanath Swami for rearing children.

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  17. our society is corrupt for this very reason. selfish parents end up growing selfish children

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  18. It is important to learn / teach the lesson of tolerance right from childhood. Thank you Radhanath swami for pointing it.

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  19. Maharaj's view on need of training the children helps us to contribute better to the society and world as whole

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  20. Radhanath Swamis guidance is indeed invaluable, specially in times when consumerism is considered to be the in thing and we see the madness just growing in leaps and bounds, nothing absolutely nothing seems to be enough, if I have the means I want it and even if I don’t, I work like a donkey or more 14 – 16 Hours a day, but I’ll get there. That’s the race.

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  21. Though Radhanath Swami is a monk, he knows the the psychology of children is such depth. And I find these wisdom words very apt as a father. Thank you Radhanath Swami for bring this topic of 'training children'.

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  22. One must invest time and energy in learning the skills to provide the children with what they really need and not what they want because usually children are influenced by TV ads and peer pressure and don't know what is good for them.

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  23. Inculcating values and discipline is a must in children during their impressionable years.Parents themselves should be an ideal role-model because children generally imitate their parents' behaviour unwittingly.When parents are tough children grow up to be tough.Wonderful insight by Maharaj who is able guidance in all facets of a devotee's life.Thanks and obeisances.

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  24. Today's society is heading towards this danger - over-indulgence in children, which parents feel is a display of their love. Radhanath Swami tells us that this is simply ruining the next generation.

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  25. Very truly said by Radhanath Swami....Children till a certain point haven't developed proper discrimination. The parents need to do this job for the child by being themselves a very good example. Parents are the first teachers for a child.

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  26. thank you very much! True enough parents can spoil the child or teach him a grateful living.

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  27. It is very important to know how to raise child properly. As Radhanath Swami said parents should be very careful in raising children

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  28. Radhanath Swami has so nicely described how one gets spolied.

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  29. Radhanath Swami gives deep insight into the world of childhood and its later effects on the adult. Thank you for making us aware of these dangers at the right stage.

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  30. It is very important to teach our future generation the values and belief of the vedic culture

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  31. Thanks to Radhanath swami for this blog that is VERY essential to guide the parents of this age.

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  32. YDAS Says
    This is a must read for all modern parents. Radhanath Swami is an ultimate knowledge resource for so many HR topics

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  33. Very Nice explanation.

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  34. Yogita JagannathanOctober 20, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    Such an important parenting tip. Radhanath Swami is teaching us to inculcate tolerance, patience and cooperation in our children through this.

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  35. Thank you Radhanath Swami for guiding us

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  36. Such an important topic.

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  37. Very good tip for raising children. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for sharing this.

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  38. This reminds me one of your quote swami ji, that temporary inconvenience for permanent convenience. Yes child may feel inconvenience or trouble when his demand is not fulfilled but he will learn a good lesson for the whole life and he/she will appreciate when they grow big.

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  39. Thanks very much for sharing this. As I am a father myself, I can see how much this is true. Thanks again

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  40. Radhanath Swami has such an amazing understanding of how to raise children

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  41. Thank you Maharaj for such a nice article on training children.

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  42. Radhanath maharaj rightly said, a child is given what he need, not what he want.

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  43. No one likes the bitter medicine but that is the only cure.Parents are also not very happy to not to fulfill the desires of the innocent child but for the betterment of the child they they go through this. Thankyou Radhanath Swami for giving the essance of a Three Hours Seminar on parenting , in just a few words.

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  44. It's a very good lesson from Radhanath Swami on how to nurture our kids, which is very essential for their future.

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  45. Maharaj nicely emphasizing the importance of training from chilhood, if he/she trained properly, whole life will be happy otherwise miserable, really miserable !.

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