Well may the mother inquire, as she looks upon the children given to her care. What is the great aim and object of their education? Is it to fit them for life and its duties, to qualify them to take an honorable position in the world, to do good, to benefit their fellow-beings, to gain eventually the reward of the righteous? If so, then the first lesson to be taught them is self-control. No undisciplined, headstrong person can hope for success in this world or reward in the next.
The little one’s before they are a year old, hear and understand what is spoken in reference to themselves, and know to what extent they are to be indulged. Mothers, you should train your children to yield to your wishes. This point must be gained if you would hold control over your children, and preserve your dignity as a mother. Your children quickly learn just what you expect of them. They know when their will conquers yours, and will make the most of their victory. It is cruelty to allow wrong habits to be developed, to give the laws into the hands of the child and let him rule.
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The child’s first teacher is the mother. During the period of greatest susceptibility and most rapid development his education is to a great degree in her hands. To her first is given opportunity to mold the character for good or for evil. She should understand the value of her opportunity and, above every other teacher, should be qualified to use it to the best account. Yet there is no other to whose training so little thought is given. The one whose influence in education is most potent and far-reaching is the one for whose assistance there is the least systematic effort. Upon fathers as well as mothers rests a responsibility for the child’s earlier and later training. For both parents the demand for careful and thorough preparation is urgent. Before taking upon themselves the possibilities of fatherhood and motherhood, men and women should become acquainted with the laws of physical development – with physiology and hygiene, with the bearing of prenatal influences, with the laws of heredity, sanitation, dress, exercise, and the treatment of disease. They should also understand the laws of mental development and moral training.
At times the heart may be ready to faint; but a living sense of the dangers threatening the present and future happiness of their love ones should lead Christian parents to seek more earnestly for help from the source of strength and wisdom. It should make them circumspect, decided, and calm yet firm, while they watch these children, as they that must give account.
When I was young my mother always teaches us to be responsible in every thing we do. We are the ones responsible of our selves, especially in making decision in life. She always reminds us to have the good hygiene, and take care of our dignity. In choosing partner we have been warned to check the background or the hereditary history of the family. We have to choose wisely because our future will be base in our decision. She teaches us most especially the good moral exercise and mental development.
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