It is imperative that the mother gives training in moral values to her children right from their childhood. She should not overlook the mistakes of her children. She should punish her children whenever they stray away from the right path and reward them for their good deeds. It is because of the feelings of the mother that the children become good or bad.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)