en generally accepted throughout the world. "Spare the rod and spoil the child"--is another old adage which has been almost as universally accepted. Still another adage, expresses a fundamental principle: "Children should be seen, not heard."
These adages are sufficient to indicate the basic theory that governed the bringing up of children for countless generations. What do they imply?
Obedience, discipline, respect--respect for parents, respect for others, respect for traditions and laws--and with it a reverence and fear of God. The aim was to turn out law-abiding, God-fearing citizens; and the method, as expressed in the adages, was unquestioned for centuries and generally adhered to.
It has always been usual and natural among various peoples at various times, to inculcate in children from an early age those qualities which are considered worthy and admirable.
Among the American Indians, a true brave was he who presented an unflinching countenance to the enemy, even in torture. C