Thanks very much for your thoughtful and helpful
reply. I was curious as to whether the Buddha ever
said anything to lay people directly about raising a
family. There are brief references about caring for
family in Sigalavada Sutta and the Maha Mangala Sutta,
but I was wondering if there was more. I totally
agree with you about compassion and following the
precepts being the keys to successfully raising
children. Perhaps no more needs to be said.
Thank you. I hope your Pali course at Uni of Qld is
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