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Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene

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Author: G. Stanley Hall
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,371 / 376 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48
LoC Category: RJ
Downloads: 1,057
mnybks.net#: 3177
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, Health
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incessant insistence, incitement, and little reliance upon interest, reason or work done without the presence of the teacher, should be the guiding principles for pressure in these essentially formal and, to the child, contentless elements of knowledge. These should be sharply distinguished from the indigenous, evoking, and more truly educational factors described in the last paragraph, which are meaty, content-full, and relatively formless as to time of day, method, spirit, and perhaps environment and personnel of teacher, and possibly somewhat in season of the year, almost as sharply as work differs from play, or perhaps as the virility of man that loves to command a phalanx, be a martinet and drill-master, differs from femininity which excels in persuasion, sympathetic insight, story-telling, and in the tact that discerns and utilizes spontaneous interests in the young.

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born. The qualities of body and soul that now emer

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