Question: How can we teach children to love themselves?

Sri Chinmoy: From the very beginning, children have to be taught the language of the heart. The language of the mind automatically they will learn. But the language of the heart, the language of love, they have to be taught. They have to be instructed every day, without fail, to love themselves properly. If they do not love themselves properly, they can never love anybody else on earth, not even their parents. When I speak of loving themselves, I am not talking about any narrowness of the mind or meanness of the vital. Each child has to be taught that his life is a most beautiful flower.
Sri Chinmoy, Love, Agni Press, 2006