3.18 Chanakya Niti

लालयेत्पञ्चवर्षाणि दशवर्षाणि ताडयेत् ।
प्राप्ते तु षोडशे वर्षे पुत्रे मित्रवदाचरेत् ॥३.१८॥

lālayetpañcavarṣāṇi daśavarśāṇi tāḍayet |
prāpte tu ṣoḍaśe varṣe putre mitravadācaret ||3.18||

pamper a son upto five years; ten years thereafter use punishment; upon his attaining the sixteenth year, treat him like a friend

Excerpt from the book “Old Chanakya Strategy: Aphorisms” by Rajen Jani

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