Parents and Their Problems; Co-Operation in Home and School, Church and State Volume 8

Parents and Their Problems; Co-Operation in Home and School, Church and State Volume 8

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...he has been quite resistant to instruction of this sort. He has not taken kindly to his books either at home or at school. It has been a constant struggle on the part alike of teachers and of parents to get him to apply himself to any of his studies. He has fallen behind in his work in school, so that his father has been compelled to secure a tutor for him. He is passionately devoted to all sorts of games with boys, and he knows in detail the records of the leading baseball teams in the country. He is himself athletically inclined, and if he could have his way, he would spend all his time and energy on the athletic field. The trait in the boy now which more than anything else distresses the parents is his lack of appreciation of what is being done for him. Both the father and the mother feel that he is sometimes disrespectful and even mean toward them and his only sister, though they say he is generous in his temperament, and outsiders seem to like him. If his mother asks him to perform a task he often refuses point blank to do it. He seems to enjoy hectoring his sister, and he never takes advantage of opportunities to be of service to her. When his father makes a direct Tension between father and son command he may carry it out perfunctorily, but he exhibits antagonism in all he does. The parents say that on account of his attitude the family is kept in an unhappy condition a good part of the time. There is unceasing conflict growing out of his resistance and unwillingness to adapt himself to the program which his parents wish him to pursue. The father comes now to ask how this boy's disagreeable traits can be explained, and whether anything can be done for him to make him a respectful, appreciative and earnest individual. Questions similar more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665740
  • 9781236665744