Some more practical advice from the Mother on how to raise a child
- To wake a sleeping child, one should not call him loudly by his name or touch his body. Instead, one should gently and softly call him.
- It is very important to teach the children to sleep and eat at a fixed time. While eating, the children should be encouraged to feel what are the needs of the body rather than to be led by taste. If some children like to overeat they need not be refused but they should be given a smaller helping from the beginning.
- Nothing should be imposed on the children. They may be made to do what one will by explaining to them in the proper way, but never by compulsion.