Making Teenagers Delinquent

A question about how mothers can help teenagers through their "troubled years" triggers an impassioned response from Gurudeva about how children used to be raised as compared to how they are raised and how families are formed today. Here in part two Gurudeva continues to explain some of the reasons that teens are driven to deliquency, and he offers some sagely advice for parents on how to work together with teenagers, whether they be tame or turbulent.

Photo of  Gurudeva
When guests come, they must be given hospitality, at least a mat to sit on and a glass of water to drink. These are obligatory gifts. You must never leave your guest standing, and you must never leave your guest thirsty.
—Gurudeva