"Ten Commandments" for the Education of Children - Part II
Here is the “Second Commandment” and another excerpt from Msgr. João’s biography of Dona Lucilia that highlights an example of this commandment taken to its plenitude. For the “First Commandment”, go here: https://donalucilia.com/10-commandments-for-the-education-of-children/
Parents must harmonize authority with gentleness. The idea that the father should be as an ordinary friend as possible to his children is idiotic. Parents to a certain extent and up to a certain age represent God to their children. Children, looking at their parents, begin to form an idea about who God is and so authority must be maintained, but always with gentleness, never correcting without giving an explanation to the child — why this is being said to him; why this or that should not be done; or why something else should be done instead.
Dr. plinio's Childhood: “I miss Mama’s scoldings”
To be continued…
Some of the above article was unofficially translated from: https://arautosfamilia.com/decalogo-educacao-filhos/