One day, two parents turn to their rabbi for advice, because of serious problems they are having in raising their child.
They ask this wise man to suggest something they could do to help their son overcome his problems.
The rabbi thinks for a moment and then looks at the parents in some surprise and says,
“It is not your child who needs to change, but you who must change first.”
Armin Krenz (Ed.) Handbuch fur Erzieherinnen (loose-leaf periodical) 06/2005 issue