Proceedings of the Annual Conference of County Agents and Convention of the Board of Corrections and Charities Volume 21-27

Proceedings of the Annual Conference of County Agents and Convention of the Board of Corrections and Charities Volume 21-27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...to her, alluring her like the syren's voice? The girl is wrecked and cast upon the rocks of despair. Eight cases out of ten, ill temper and divorce in the home is the cause of delinquency. Again. another girl born to these parents. who are quarreling, wrangling and, perhaps. both drinking. And what of the offspring born under such circumstances, with the mother thinking bitter thoughts of the father of her child, aye, even hating him? With such pre-natal influences. what qf the child who must carry the effects upon its disposition forever, even down to its grave? Is it any wonder it becomes delinquent? Environment has much, very much, to do with all our lives. Place yourself or your child under adverse circumstances the first ten or fifteen years of life, and how different would have been your dispositions. Your loving hearts would have been changed to hearts of distrust and hatred. You would not be what you are today. Turn your search light once more. This time we find a family, good home to all appearances, with both father and mother in the home, yet the daughter is delinquent, but bide awhile. The father comes home. All is hushed. The children hide and scarcely dare to speak. The wife, too. fears his angry word. He is working to buy a home and bends every energy-to this end, but it is a "house," not a home. No one breathes easily while this tyrant is under the roof. Another home. a weak, sickly, nervous. petulant wife and mother, fretful and irritated at every thing. a veritable scold. a shrew. The children run out of doors to escape her tongue and her whip. Turn your light this way. Another home. over indulgent parents are here, love their child. but not wisely.. She is allowed from babyhood to have her own sweet...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697364X
  • 9781236973641