Thiruvalluvar on Parenting
When it comes to raising our children, nowadays, we look more towards the latest scientific research in the field than back to our ancient texts and scriptures. However, parenting is not a new science and every generation of parents have faced similar challenges when raising their successors.
With this in mind, here are 15 wise, thought-provoking quotes from Ancient India to ponder and apply to your particular parenting puzzle/dilemma. These quotes are attributed to Tamil philosopher and poet, Thiruvalluvar, who is thought to have lived in southern part of India (today’s Tamil Nadu state) sometime between 4th Century B.C and 1st Century B.C. Despite the time lapse, his parenting philosophy is as much relevant for today’s generation as it was back then.
However, I will be the first to admit that I have, many times, failed to follow these nuggets of wisdom in the past. Sometimes, it was due to safety concerns, sometimes due to lack of patience and so on and so forth. But over the years, as my parenting experience is increasing, I have found myself getting aligned more and more to these philosophies.
So, without further ado, check out these words of wisdom from Thiruvalluvar.