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Child Versus Parent

Some Chapters on the Irrepressible Conflict in the Home

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Author: Stephen Wise
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,432 / 84 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.6
LoC Category: HQ
Downloads: 6,814
Added to site: 2010.04.25 27486

atmosphere of our children's life and home. That this involves care of the bodily side of child-being goes without saying, but, as we have in another chapter pointed out, this stress seems to be needless. The primary and serious responsibility of parents is bound up with the education of a child. And the first truth to be enunciated is that parents can no more leave to schools the intellectual than to priest and church the moral training of a child.

I remember to have asked a father in a mid-Western city to which it had been brought home that its schools were gravely inadequate--why he, a man of large affairs, did not set out to remedy the conditions. His answer was, "I do my duty to the schools when I pay my school taxes." This was not only wretched citizenship but worse parenthood and still worse economics. It does much to explain the failure of the American school which is over-tasked by the community and pronounced a bankrupt, because it cannot accept every responsibility which the parental attitu



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