Do not leave your children to wander out without the guardianship of holy
knowledge, for there are seducers abroad who will mislead them if they can.
Do not hesitate to tell the child his ruin; he will not else desire the remedy. Tell him also of the punishment for sin, and warn him of its terror. Be tender, but true.
Be sure, whatever you leave out, that you teach the children the three R’s,—Ruin, Redemption, and Regeneration.