Encourage & give glad tidings

picture with quote of A man once told Sufyan al-Thawri, We hit our children if they do not pray. Sufyan told him, You should rather [encourage them and] give them glad tidings.

A good piece of advice by Sufyan al-Thawri to encourage children to pray by giving them glad tidings. Taken from Disciplining the soul by Ibn al-Jawzi.