Parents and Their Problems; Methods and Materials for Training Volume 6

Parents and Their Problems; Methods and Materials for Training Volume 6

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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: surrounded with harmonious colors, beautiful pictures, and artistic objects of every kind. Clay modeling, drawing, painting, music and simple dramatic art should be cultivated, no matter how crudely the work is done. This is the kind of training of the subnormal child that will bring results. But in order to be truly successful, it is absolutely necessary to preserve what might be called an affirmative mental attitude. If we do not believe that we can accomplish what we attempt, .we are almost sure to fail. The parent should never allow herself to think that the child cannot do what is expected, nor should she permit the child to think so; the mind should be most strongly impressed with this thought. If the child misbehaves, it should never be called "naughty" or "bad." We may perhaps say that the little hands or lips have been sick and need medicine to cure them, but "badness" and "punishment" should never be mentioned. We should never forget that the power of suggestion is a most potent--indeed, an indispensable--factor in the education of the child. The training of the subnormal child may be--and when possible should be--carried out at home, but the task is a difficult one. What we need is more special schools, for it is there that the child can be provided with expert care, suitable environment and congenial companionship. The training schools of our various states, the special classes established by the public school systems of many of our cities; all of these are doing splendid work, but their funds are limited. We need schools that are specially endowed, so that everything required for the welfare of the children may be provided; so that original study and research may be pursued; and so that more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551273
  • 9781236551276