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Author Marden, Orison Swett, 1848-1924.

Title The uplift book of child culture / Orison Swett Marder ... [and others]
Published Philadelphia, Pa. : Uplift Pub. Co., [1913]
copyright 1913
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Description 1 online resource ( xi, 425 pages, plates : illustrations (some color) )
Contents Building character, by O. S. Marden.--The care and culture of children, by Jenny B. Merrill.--Bad boys and girls, by B. B. Lindsey.--The child's mind and body.--The social life of boys and girls.--The child and the nation.--Nature and the child, by Alice R. Northrop.--Choosing a vocation, by G. A. Blumentbal and E. W. Weaver
Summary "Child study has, in the past, concerned educators, more than parents, probably because of the lack of literature adapted to guide fathers and mothers in studying their own children. Child-training and culture must be preceded by systematic child-study. Knowledge of the individual child is essential. Most parents willingly admit their limited knowledge of the child and its needs. There is theoretical literature along the lines of child-study, but it has been written principally for teachers, and is almost unknown to parents, even if suited for their assimilation and needs. This book has been planned and written to aid parents in solving their individual problems of child training, management and culture. It aims to show how to understand the child's mind, which is the foundation of training, then how to apply to the individual child, the modern, scientific and successful methods which the authors explain. Adults often fail to realize that the child mind differs from the mind of a mature man or woman. The difference appears almost self-evident, yet we constantly observe parents expecting children to act from the same motives as a grown person would naturally have, and to take the same views of subjects as older people accept through their experience. To understand a child's mind one must eliminate practically all knowledge gained by observation, experience and reading. Notice must be taken of instinctive and hereditary traits, the eagerly questioning child nature, the vivid imagination and the newly developed, hence limited, reasoning powers. Parents must know the child mind in order to understand the child. The book is bound to be practically useful and to aid in the uplift of child life, which is the greatest work that can engage our labors. While written primarily for mothers and fathers, it can profitably be read and studied by the children who are old enough to read. The training of children and the training of parents are one. Plato said: "The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be always carrying out your own principles in practice." The book is therefore given to parents with the earnest hope that it will aid in the solution of their problems in child-culture and play a part in the great work of developing a nobler and better generation of men and women"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Child rearing.
Child psychology.
Child Rearing.
Psychology, Child.
Form Electronic book