A Boy S Control and Self Expression, 1904
Fairly considering all that I know now, what training of body and mind should I choose if I were allowed to become a boy again, and if I wanted to prevent the most serious mistakes as easily as possible and with as little attention to them as possible, so as to avoid morbidness or crankiness or priggishness? To answer that question is the object of Miles' book. Partial Contents: self-control and self-expression, a personal opinion about easier ways; comparisons and contrasts; common fallacies; search for causes of mistakes; some effects; what has succeeded at schools and elsewhere; an early mastery of many alphabets; the habit of patience in view of results; compelling ambitions and responsibilities; a better map of life; wanted: more candor, less prudery; sacred individuality; why we should be hopeful; power of the body and surroundings over the mind; better food; air and breathing; games, athletics and self defense, good intentions not sufficient; power of the mind over the body; a boy's interests and attractions; hero worship; prayer; imagination; privacy and publicity.
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