School and Home Education Volume 21

School and Home Education Volume 21

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...The little one grows up in an atmosphere of obedience and respect for constituted authority. In almost exactly the same ratio as the mother respects and obeys the father do the children respect and obey the mother. The effect would be quite the same were the mother the accepted head of the household. But these are not the conditions in the average American home. The mother there wields the dominating influence, unacknowledged by the father or children. As a result contentions are frequent and authority lax. Out of these homes grow up children with little respect for au thority in home, church or state. This training eminently fits the young man for his battle for what we call success in this intensely commercial world, but it strangles and kills all the finer impulses of the soul and lessens the ability to be truly happy. If it is your desire to raise selfish, grasping, aggressive boys and girls, who shall succeed as money getters alone, cultivate the American home as I have described it; but if it is your desire to have your children grow up with true nobility of heart and mind, settle in your own homes definitely and for all time to whom appeal shall be made in case of disagreement and do not expect your children to be angels when you act like demons. 1 An Englishman came to this country to prepare a guide book for the use of Europeans who should visit our World's Fair. When he went home he not only wrote a guide book but he published a book of his impressions of our people obtained during an eighteen months' residence among us. And the thing which impressed him most, after the loveliness of our women, was the incorrigibility of our children. As an illustration of the American child he relates the following incident: As he was passing...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 576g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833856
  • 9781236833853