A Present to the Newborn
by Emily Slingluff
A short simply written manual for parents, touching on many topics in a way that makes parenting a pleasure for both parent and child, and helps the child be the best he or she can be.
(excerpt from Chap.28, The Hard to Handle Child, "...Hard to handle, you say? A child who is hard to handle has been handled hard. A child who has been handled with care and kindness is not hard to handle...whether he is quiet and placid or whether he is active and energetic. A child who has been given your time and energy, whose questions have been answered, who knows that his parent is honest with him, who has been talked with... that child is easy to handle." )
Additional note from me, Emily Slingluff... No two children are the same. All children are different, every one. All parents are different, too. But... all children, no matter what, will profit from love and kindness from the parent instead of orders and punishment and meanness from the parent. To discipline means to teach, we know, and teaching works better by talking and explaining and listening, too, rather than by hitting or making the child miserable in some other way. Surely kindness begets kindness.
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