There is no mistaking that in the tradition of the Theravada Buddhist thinking, the growth and education of children, whether they be male or female, is primarily and essentially taken care of by the parents. This is insisted on. This is totally in agreement with the latest and the highly respected educational theories of the world today that the education of a child begins at 0 [zero], i.e. almost at birth. In other words, almost on the mother's lap. Today's more recent thinking pushes it even to a pre-natal stage. It is therefore agreed that the education of children begins in the home. No matter at what age it begins at home, the school is yet a long way to go. Buddhist texts score a first in world educational history, we believe, in declaring that 'parents are the first teachers of a child' [pubbâcariyâ ti vuccare A.N. I.132]. It is they who usher in and introduce the children into the world : Imassa lokassa dassetâro loc.cit.
Buddhism for the Younger No.1
Under Parental Guidance
Buddhism for the Younger No.2
Buddhist attitude to Life in the World
Buddhism for the Younger No.3
On the lap of Mother Nature
Buddhism for the Younger No.4
Our Children and their Life in the Home
Buddhism for the Younger No.5
Child Care and Growth of Love
Buddhism for the Younger No.6
Child Care and Growth of Love- Contd.
Buddhism for the Younger No.7
Love as the basis of Spiritual Growth