The Spirits' Book
Book Three - Moral Laws
Chapter XI - X. Law of Justice, Love and Charity
Maternal and Filial Love
892. When parents have children who cause them grief, are they excused for not feeling the same tenderness they would have felt if their children’s behavior had been different?
“No, because parents are responsible for training their children; and their mission is to put forth every possible effort to lead them to the right road (see Q582-583). Besides, the grief of the parents is often the consequence of the bad habits they have allowed their children to adopt from birth; they are forced to reap what they sow.”