Childhood

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F.A. Stokes Company, 1905 - 254 pages
 

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Page 237 - There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave, There are souls that are pure and true; Then give to the world the best you have, And the best will come back to you.
Page 169 - The external signs of the nervous temperament are fine thin hair, delicate health, general emaciation, and smallness of the muscles, rapidity in the muscular actions, vivacity in the sensations. The nervous system of individuals so constituted preponderates extremely...
Page 237 - For life is the mirror of king and slave; 'Tis just what we are and do; Then give to the world the best you have, And the best will come back to you.
Page 46 - ... disease of serious nature and should be followed by immediate dismissal of the child from school both for his own sake and for the sake of the other children. To give directions for testing where symptoms have been noticed would be far beyond the scope of this paper. I have attempted that in my book, The Physical Nature of the Child and How to Study It. It should be remembered, however, that the well child does not need your tests. The child who responds to all his studies, is strong and healthy,...
Page 170 - ... instance, of the stomach, liver, intestines, lungs, heart, as they are in a healthy or diseased state, modify the whole organization, and influence the energy with which the individual parts act. Sometimes it would appear as if the vital power were concentrated in one system, to the detriment of all the others. The muscular or athletic constitution is often possessed of very little nervous sensibility ; and, on the other hand, great activity of the brain seems frequently to check muscular development....
Page 194 - Thus the food should be of a highly-nutritious character, moderate physical exercise should be taken, and as much time as possible should be spent in the open air.
Page 168 - Intellectual functions. 2. The sanguine temperament is proclaimed by a tolerable consistency of flesh, moderate plumpness of parts, light or chestnut hair, blue eyes, great activity of the arterial system, a strong, full, and frequent pulse, and an animated countenance. Persons thus constituted are easily affected by external impressions, and possess greater energy than those of the former temperament.
Page 86 - Mamma, where shall we put this empty paper bag?" With some difficulty their mother restrained a smile, and taking them into one of the shops near by she said to the amazement of the young clerk, "Will you kindly put this paper bag in your trash-basket? These little girls are not accustomed to throwing paper in the street." The clerk told a friend afterward it was the best lesson in neatness he had ever had. "A place for everything and everything in its place...
Page 87 - The scissors, the hammer, the ball of twine, the pot of paste, the garden tools,—who has not lost time and patience in a search for one or all of them because of some one's carelessness? The child who has had a lost article last should be made to look for it, all day if necessary, and if he complain that the boys are waiting for him and that he hasn't time to look now, it should be represented to him very kindly but firmly that the article may be wanted before he returns, and by some one whose...
Page 190 - The child revels in savagery, and if its tribal, predatory, hunting. fishing, fighting, roving, idle, playing proclivities could be indulged in the country and under conditions that now, alas! seem hopelessly ideal, they could conceivably be so organized and directed as to be far more truly humanistic and liberal than all that the best modern school can provide.

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