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On children and their rearing

   He who spares his rod hates his son, 
    But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
                                         Prov 13:24 

   Chasten your son while there is hope, 
    And do not set your heart on his destruction.      

                                         Prov 19:18

   Train up a child in the way he should go, 
    And when he is old he will not depart from it.      

                                          Prov 22:6

   Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; 
    The rod of correction will drive it far from him.      

                                         Prov 22:15

   Do not withhold correction from a child, 
    For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.  
   You shall beat him with a rod, 
    And deliver his soul from hell.      

                                   Prov 23:13-14

   Correct your son, and he will give you rest; 
    Yes, he will give delight to your soul.      

                                   Prov 29:17

   Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and 
   judgments which the LORD your God has commanded to teach you, 
   that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing 
   over to possess, that you may fear the LORD your God, to keep 
   all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you 
   and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and 
   that your days may be prolonged. 

   And these words which I command you today shall be in your 

   You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall 
   talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the 
   way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind 
   them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets 
   between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of 
   your house and on your gates. 

                                               Deut. 6:1-2,6-9

   The dearer the child the sharper must be the rod.

   Who loves well chastises well.

   Spare the rod and spoil the child.

   Better the child cry than the old man.

   Better the child cry than the mother cry.

   What is learned in the cradle lasts till the grave.

   Children are what the mothers are. 

                          W. S. Landor

   He who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the 

   Children are certain cares, but uncertain comforts. 

   A tender nest of soft young hearts, each to be separately studied, 
     A curious, eager flock of minds to be severally tamed and tutored. 

                                               M. Tupper

   What the child hears at the fireside is soon known at the 
   parish church. 

   Let a child have its will and it will not cry. 

   Chastise a good child that it may not grow bad, and a bad one 
   that it may not grow worse. 

   A colt you may break, but an old horse you never can. 

   Many children, many cares. 

   Nature kindly warps our judgment about our children, especially 
   when they are young, when it would be a fatal thing for them if 
   we did not love them. 

                                             George Santayana

   With children we must mix gentleness with firmness. -- They must 
   not always have their own way, but they must not always be 
   thwarted. -- If we never have headaches through rebuking them, 
   we will have plenty of headaches when they grow up. -- Be 
   obeyed at all costs; for if you yield up your authority once, 
   you will hardly get it back. 


   Who feels injustice; who shrinks before a slight; who has a 
   sense of wrong so acute, and so glowing a gratitude for 
   kindness, as a generous boy. 

   Just as the twig is bent, the tree is inclined. 


   The plays of natural lively children are the infancy of art.  
   -- Children live in a world of imagination and feeling. --  They 
   invest the most insignificant object with any form they please, 
   and see in it whatever they wish to see. 


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