If a person makes fun of things, nothing happens to him immediately. Something could happen either to his children or to him later in life. We knew that eventually we would be paid back for our wrongdoing. This is what my mother told me would happen if I knowingly did something wrong. Once we did something wrong, we always felt dreadful and sorry for doing it. We always took care of each other because of this. Even if people were not our own relatives we still took care of them. Our mothers always said we had to take care of everyone and look out for each other, even if they were handicapped. (Page 102)
The first part of this chapter
is about intimidation. "Children should not be intimidated by their parents."
(Page 113) Even if children are shy, they should not be intimidated, and
especially not by their parents since this can affect their future adult behaviour.
Children who have suffered intimidation will repeat this type of behaviour when
they become adults. If people were intimidated as children they will
intimidate; but if people were loved and respected, they will love and respect
those close to them in return.
The education of a child
starts as early as pregnancy. If a father mistreats his wife, or the couple
argues too often, the baby-although only a fetus-will feel it and repeat the
behaviour when grown. "Children learn this type of behaviour. They believe that
their father will always behave like this." (Page 116) Also, if a pregnant
woman is startled, her "baby ... will easily be frightened. ... it is thus
important not to startle pregnant women." (Page 117)