A Mother Touch--





  The More Indulgence, the Harder the Management.

     Parents, make home happy for your children. By this I do not mean that you are to indulge them. The more they are indulged, the harder they will be to  manage, and the more difficult it will be for them to live true, noble lives when they go out into the world. If you allow them to do as they please, their purity and loveliness of character will quickly fade. Teach them to obey.

Let them see that your authority must be respected. This may seem to bring them a little unhappiness now, but it will save them from much unhappiness in the future.

     To indulge a child when young and erring is a sin. A child should be kept under control.

     If children are allowed to have their own way, they receive the idea that they must be waited upon, cared for, indulged, and amused. They think that their wishes and their will must be gratified.

     Should she the mother not let her child have his own way now and then, let him do just as he wishes, permit him to be disobedient? Certainly not, for just so sure as she does, she lets Satan plant his hellish banner in her house. She must fight the battle of that child which he cannot fight himself. That is her work, to rebuke the devil, to seek God earnestly, and never to let Satan take her child right out of her arms and place him in his arms.

Child Guidance  

P 271,272



 Harmful indulgence