How to Raise Children to Be Good People?

  • Kaarina Määttä
  • Satu Uusiautti


More and more expressions of violence and malaise take place in schools and youth camps which gives a reason to discuss topical issues related to child rearing. In this article, the purpose is to view love as the core means of raising children. The article is based on the authors’ various studies of love and from the specific point of view of how to raise children to appreciate and practice goodness. The theme is discussed from parents’ and teachers’ points of view. There is not just one answer for how love for a child might represent the road to goodness.