The Creator’s Secret Agent In School

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion: What should a child’s proper environment be like?

Answer: A child will always grow up to be like his environment. This is why caring for the environment is the same as caring for the child.

Think of the ways to influence his environment and control him indirectly by giving him games, books, and videos that contain the information you chose for him, but that is presented to him in an interesting manner. Teach children to protect themselves from bad, outer influence and also show them how to resist it on their own; give them the power to stand on their principles. After all, the system of values is built on the opposition of good and evil.

There is no problem building a good environment for children if parents arrange it. It is easy to bribe a child with games and sweets and, gradually, to connect him to the necessary environment. Then, it will begin to influence him.

Also, the teacher needs to have the ability to get down to the level of a child so the child will not feel that the teacher is bigger. He should sit with the children, play with them, and speak like them. He should invade the children’s environment like a secret agent and work with them. Then, he will be able to pass his spirit on to them and lift them gradually. However, if the teacher is higher than them, then the children perceive him like furniture. They run among the legs of the adults and push them around so that the adults will stop bothering them. They have their own world.

In other words, everything needs to be organized for the attainment of one purpose: to develop love for others in children in order to reach love for the Creator through it. This is the intention that a child must have in the beginning of his life and at the end of every action. It is specifically at this young age that this is easy and possible. If you instill love for others in your child from an early age, you will guarantee the highest degree of safety and success for him in life.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/10/10, “The Love of the Creator and Love for the Created Beings”

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