Vital Questions

Vital Questions

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...is required, and it is hence wise to make an issue as seldom as possible, and then only for really essential points. The character of many a child is injured by querulous rebukes constantly administered, until he comes to be considered almost in the light of an outlaw, perhaps all for small offences that really involve no essential moral question. A little judicial blindness and an occasional kindly talk, combined with efforts to interest the child and direct his exuberant energy in the proper directions will do much to really conserve his moral and social self-respect. The conduct of the child is largely influenced by the tone and temper of those around him. If a proper poise and self-control exist in the parents, it is sure to be reflected in the children. This is seen in the intellectual as well as in the moral sphere. A cultured home will do more for a child than the formal education of the finest schools. Thus the early hearing of good language will be of more lasting benefit than a later knowledge of all the rules of grammar. Many a college graduate uses poor or ungrammatical language from the force of early unfavorable surroundings that later cultivation has been unable entirely to eradicate. Here, as in many other cases, early example is much more effective than formal teaching. A most interesting as well as critical time for the child is the beginning of adolescence. Up to this time, as already noted, the child has lived the race life, but he now begins to develop more individual characteristics, and family traits also come out more strongly. There is a rapid growth of the body, specially marked in certain internal structures, such as the heart and lungs and reproductive organs, with increase in blood-pressure and in general glandular...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236654714
  • 9781236654717