Conscious Parenting

Reading materials for the children

Q: What kind of reading materials should be selected for our children?

“In unformed minds what they read sinks in without any regard to its value and imprints itself as truth. It is advisable therefore to be careful about what one gives them to read and to see that only what is true and useful for their formation gets a place.” (The Mother, CWM, Vol. 12, p. 143)

“lt is not so much a question of subject-matter but of vulgarity of mind and narrowness and selfish common sense in the conception of life, expressed in a form devoid of art, greatness or refinement, which must be carefully removed from the reading-matter of children both big and small. All that lowers and degrades the consciousness must be excluded.” (The Mother, CWM, Vol. 12, p. 143)