Subduing children’s naughtiness

Sweet Mother,

How can I subdue the children’s naughtiness when I tremble before it? How can I call down an atmosphere in which these wrong movements will not occur and no bad talk will come from the children’s lips? How can I bring peace and wisdom into this chaotic mob? I am too weak, too shy. How should I act so as to be able to control this movement in them?

In order to bring peace and wisdom one must be wise and peaceful; you say that you are weak, but nobody is asking you to rely on your own strength; your strength, your wisdom and your peace belong to the Divine and you must rely on Him alone. Have an absolute trust in the Grace, set aside your little personality and allow the Grace to act; it will make you do what is needed and everything will be all right.

Ref : Words of The Mother Vol. II