Les Derniers Jours d Enfance by Cecilia Beaux
"The realization that only a genuine conversion of the soul by God will effect the child's spiritual state before Him should undergird everything we teach our little ones. But as parents we don't wait on the heart of the child to accompany the outward behavior. It would be foolish to wait until a pure motive accompanied the child's actions, before we began training a child not to throw things, to come to us when he is called, or not to pulverize his sister.
Expecting obedience and teaching them to honor, with love and gentleness, is showing them a picture of God's relationship to His children.
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives. Heb. 12:6"
In the Nursery of the Nation