Parents And Their Problems Volume 4; Child Welfare In Home, School, Church And State by Mary Harmon WeeksParents And Their Problems Volume 4; Child Welfare In Home, School, Church And State by Mary Harmon Weeks

Parents And Their Problems Volume 4; Child Welfare In Home, School, Church And State

byMary Harmon Weeks

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1914 Excerpt: ... Ill AMERICAN CHILDREN AT HOME Contrasting British and American mothers ELIZABETH McCRACKEN Editor of "Home Progress" N one of the letters of Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, to her mother, Queen Victoria, she writes: "I try to give my children in their home what I had in my childhood's home. As well as I am ahle, I copy what you did." There is something essentially British in this viewpoint. The English mother, whatever her rank, tries to give her children in their home what she had in her childhood's home. The conditions of her life may be entirely different from those of her mother, her children may be unlike herself in disposition; yet she still holds to tradition in regard to their upbringing; she tries to make their home a reproduction of her mother's home. The American mother, whatever her station, does the exact opposite--she attempts to bestow upon her children what she did not possess; and she makes an effort to imitate as little as possible what her mother did. She desires her children to have that which she did not have, and for which she longed; or that which she now thinks so much better a possession than anything she did have. Her ambition is to train her children, not after her mother's way, but in accordance with "the most approved modern method." This From "The American Child." Reprinted by permission of Houghton, Mifflin Co., publishers. method is apt, on analysis, to turn out to be merely the reverse side of her mother's procedure. The mother of a plump, jolly little tomboy of a jf', girl of my acquaintance dresses her in dainty em-0JJ, broideries and laces, delicately colored ribbons, velvet cloaks and feathered hats. These garments are not "becoming" to the little girl, and they are a distinct hindrance to her hoydenish activities. They a...
Title:Parents And Their Problems Volume 4; Child Welfare In Home, School, Church And StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217738923

ISBN - 13:9780217738927

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