The mother is the pillar of the home, of society, of the nation, and so of humanity itself. Mothers should know the secret of mental peace, inner silence, spiritual courage and contentment which is the greatest wealth, and also of spiritual discipline, which gives lasting joy. The mother should teach the children the value of remembering the Name of God and of mental and physical cleanliness. She should be like the mother in the story told by Vivekananda, who advised her son to call upon Krishna in the woods while going to school alone and whenever he is helpless. The father and the mother must supplement at home the training given by the teacher at school. They must acquaint themselves with the lesson the child receives at the school and see that their conduct and advice do not conflict with what the child learns from the teacher whom he adores. Teachers and parents must see that children learn certain good habits and attitudes during these formative years. - Divine Discourse, Sep 09, 1958.