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Question: Generally, there is a thought among devotees that kids who are devotees by birth never take Kṛṣṇa consciousness so seriously. What should we do as parents to make our kids as genuine devotees?

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Jayapatākā Swami: I don’t know if that is true. If the parents are serious, usually the children are serious. They did a study in the USA, and they found that parents who were serious, their children were also serious. Then they found that if one parent was serious and one parent was lax, then 50/50. When both parents were lax, sometimes the children became devotees. What do you think? You are a parent, you have a kid and if the parents are serious, the children will not become devotees? Of course, devotional service is voluntary. I have many gṛhastha disciples and their children are usually Kṛṣṇa conscious, but you cannot neglect your child.
22-August-2022, ISKCON Hyderabad, India