The Right Way to Raise Children
To answer this question, of how best to raise our children such that they will not be dominated by their ego's and thus, have a deep connection with their True Nature, I found the above quotes of enlightened master Jean Klein very insightful and helpful.
The following excerpt is from his great book, The Ease of Being. It consists of 2 questions and Jean Klein's answers to them.
The Right Way to Raise Children:
Q. Can one raise a child in freedom from the "I"?
A. To free the child from an image, you must first be free, free of all qualifications – particularly from the image of being a father. Preserving the father-image arouses the need to fulfill all that defines a father and, in turn, your child must fulfill all that defines his relationship to you. Then there is a kind of mutual imprisonment.
Only when the contact is no longer between two images, but between being and being, is communion possible. Then we speak of love.
Q. If there is complete acceptance, one dosen't question?
A. If there is acceptance, there is no longer any question. But acceptance is not a a passive position. On the contrary, it is highly alert, attentive, active. You are totally aware of all you accept. In accepting things there is intelligence, and in this intelligence you are completely appropriate to every situation, to every living being. You stop adding fuel to your ego, to your fathership. And then your child is free, for your observation remains constantly fresh. In this freedom, he grows.
When you are aware of your child, when you are open to him, you know exactly what he needs, for there is immediate understanding of his way of communicating, of his movements, and so on. In other words, projecting stops. We can even say this openness is love.