The Home School; Or, Hints on Home Education

The Home School; Or, Hints on Home Education

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... moment--in the family, before the hearth, and at the table; and whet we are meaning them no good or evil, when we are conscious of exerting no influence over them, they are drawing from us impressions and moulds of habit, which, if wrong, no patience of discipline can wholly remove; or, if right, no future exposure utterly dissipate. Now it may be doubted, I think, whether, in all the active influence of our lives, we do as much to shape the destiny of our fellowmen, as we do in this single article of unconscious influence over children." "The child sees the world through the parents' eyes. Their objects become his; their life and spirit mould him. If they are carnal, coarse, passionate, profane, sensual, devilish, his little plastic nature takes the poison of course. He lives, moves, and has his being in them." And again, " Few parents are so base, or so lost to natural affection, as really to intend the injury of their children. However irreligious or immoral, they more commonly desire a worthy and correct character for their children, often even a Christian character. But it is not what yoi- intend for your children so much as what you are that is to have this effect. They are connected, by an organic unity, not with your instructions but with your life; and your life is more powerful than your instructions can be..... There are Christians who intend and do many things for their children, and thus acquit themselves of all blame for their character. Here, alas! is the perpetual error of Christian parents, so called, that they endeavour to make up, by direct efforts, for the mischiefs of a loose and neglectful life. They convince themselves that teaching, lecturing, watching, discipline, and things done with a purpose, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525027
  • 9781236525024