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Your Child Today and Tomorrow

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,640 / 163 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.4
LoC Category: HQ
Downloads: 363
Added to site: 2006.02.22
mnybks.net#: 12882
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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child. Your problem is always an individual problem; the problem of the scientist is a general one. From the general results, however, you may get suggestions for the solution of your individual problem.

We all know the mother who complains that her boys did not turn out just the way she wanted them to--although they are very good boys. After they have grown up she suddenly realizes one day how far they are from her in spirit. She could have avoided the disillusion by recognizing early enough that the interests and instincts of her boys were healthy ones, notwithstanding they were so different from her own. She would have been more to the boys, and they more to her, if, instead of wasting her energy in trying to make them "like herself," she had tried to develop their tastes and inclinations to their full possibilities.

How much happier is the home in which the mother understands the children, and knows how to treat each according to his disposition, instead of treating all by some arbitrary ru

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