A parent who brings his child to the milestones in his life seeks a straight path. He does not want to grope or search for what could be right. Instead, he wants to take his child by the hand and lead him down a well-paved road.

This is the advantage of following the guidance of our Jewish tradition. There is ample room for creativity and personal expression, but there are clear guidelines and directives. A parent takes his child on the path which our people have tread for thousands of years.

The first steps the child takes down this path are very significant. In that vein, the age of three marks a turning point. Until this age, the child was a baby to whom everything was given. From this time onward, he is considered as a developing youngster who responds and takes an active role in his process of education.