The mind of a child by Ennis RichmondThe mind of a child by Ennis Richmond

The mind of a child

byEnnis Richmond

Paperback | February 5, 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. 1901. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX IBEGAN this book about two years ago, and through ill-health I have been unable to finish it until now. During that time I have been constantly haunted by the feeling that methods for educating our children are developing around us at such a pace that if people who care do not sit down calmly in some quiet corner and look the matter steadily in the face, and act upon their reflections, we shall find ourselves rushed into a state of affairs which we shall bitterly regret. And now I have again read through, re-cast, and revised what I wrote many months ago, and though I mean it all every bit as much as I did, and feel it all more keenly, still the thought that rises in my mind is--What good to talk to parents when every day children look less and less to their parents, less and less to individual love and care and tenderness, and more and more to a system. And the feeling of sadness that such thoughts bring belong more to one's regard of our girls. Our system of boys' education is more or less a thing accomplished; the faults in it have reached such a pitch that we are beginning, just beginning, to feel that in sending a boy to Eton or Harrow we are not perhaps fulfilling the whole duty of parentage. But the extraordinary thing is that while a certain few are beginning uneasily to turn in their seats and wonder what is wrong, and whether it is a good thing to treat young things by such a system of education that the odds are they will lose the best of their individuality; while here and there a father or mother (even sometimes, oh, blessed combination!--a father and a mother) are beginning to see that they owe something far higher to their boys than they ever dreamed of before,--while this is beginning for the few, the many are hurrying to a point ...
Title:The mind of a childFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217804098

ISBN - 13:9780217804097