Rural Problems of Today

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,999 / 84 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54
LoC Category: HT
Downloads: 415
Added to site: 2009.03.20
mnybks.net#: 23741
Genre: Non-fiction
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ed. Such is the equipment furnished the family by modern city life. In the country, however, the family has had little significant change in its equipment.

The largest function of the family is its moral training. It is this service which has made the family the most important element in our past civilization. Were the family of the future to fail morally, it would be hard to imagine how its existence could be justified. Without doubt this moral function of the family has centered about the children. The conditions of modern urban life, however, tend to make the moral training of the child by the home increasingly difficult. The city dwelling does not offer the child a normal opportunity for his play. The school and other institutions have to take over service formerly rendered the child in the home. In a large number of cases the urban home regards the child as merely a burden and therefore in such homes every effort is made to have no children born. This prevents the home from attempting the moral se

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