A Mother's Ideals: A Kindergarten Mother's Conception of Family Life

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A. Flanagan Company, 1897 - Domestic education - 270 pages
 

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Page 79 - We must cultivate women who are the educators of the human race, else the new generation cannot accomplish its task.
Page 169 - Once he was permeated and dissolved by spirit. He filled nature with his overflowing currents. Out from him sprang the sun and moon ; from man, the sun ; from woman, the moon. The laws of his mind, the periods of his actions externized themselves into day and night, into the year and the seasons.
Page 176 - Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
Page 174 - Give me to hear the bare footfalls Of children o'er An oaken floor, New-rinsed with sunshine, or bespread With but the tiny coverlet And pillow for the baby's head...
Page 55 - The Spirit of God hovered over Chaos, and moved it; and stones and plants, beasts and man took form and separate being and life. God created man in his own image; therefore, man should create and bring forth like God. His Spirit, the spirit of man, should hover over the shapeless, and move it that it may take shape and form, a distinct being and life of its own. This is the high meaning, the deep significance, and great purpose of work and industry, of productive and creative activity.
Page 47 - Tr.] 17. From this all that parents should do before and after the annunciation follows readily, clearly, and unmistakably — to be pure and true in word and deed, to be filled and penetrated with the worth and dignity of man, to look upon themselves as the keepers and guardians of a gift of God, to inform themselves concerning the mission and destiny of man as well as concerning the ways and means for their fulfillment. Now, the destiny of the child as such is to harmonize in his development...
Page 15 - ... inseparably connected; that they form a unit; and that God and nature have placed the protection of the human plant in their hands. Hitherto the female sex could take only a more or less passive part in human history, because great battles and the political organization of nations were not suited to their powers. But at the present stage of culture, nothing is more pressingly required than the cultivation of every human power for the arts of peace and the work of higher civilization. The culture...
Page 47 - Thus, too, the destiny of man as a child of God and of nature is to represent in harmony and unison the spirit of God and of nature, the natural and the divine, the terrestrial and the celestial, the finite and the infinite. Again, the destiny of the child as a member of the family is to unfold and represent the nature of the family, its spiritual tendencies and forces, in their harmony, all-sidedness, and purity ; and, similarly, it is the destiny and mission of man as a member of humanity to unfold...
Page 55 - God's world, the law of all things is continuity, and there are and can be no abrupt beginnings, no rude transitions, no today which is not based upon yesterday. The distant stars were shining long before their rays reached our earth; the seed germinates in darkness, and is growing long before we...
Page 51 - ... organ will fail to attain normal growth in size and be otherwise vitiated. But if instead of this all of the good emotions are dirigated into activity, then the child will get all of the normal nutritive products essential to complete growth of all its parts. "But these emotive products affect also the sperm cell of the male and the egg cell of the female; hence the parents should for at least six months or a year before creating a child avoid all evil emotions and dirigate all good emotions,...

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