We are now ready to consider our subject in some of its larger aspects.
The following questions constitute the “written recitation” which the regular members of the A.S.H.E. answer in writing and send in for the correction and comment of the instructor. They are intended to emphasize and fix in the memory the most important points in the lesson.
From a Painting in the Boston Public Library, by Abbot H. Thayer]
STUDY OF CHILD LIFE.
Read Carefully. In answering these questions you are earnestly requested not to answer according to the text-book where opinions are asked for, but to answer according to conviction. In all cases credit will be given for thought and original observation. Place your name and full address at the head of the paper; use your own words so that your instructor may be sure that you understand the subject.
1. How does Fiske account for the prolonged helplessness of the human infant? To what practical conclusions does this lead?
2. Name the four essentials for proper bodily growth.
3. How does the child’s world differ from that of the adult?
4. In training a child morally, how do you know which faults are the most important and should have, therefore, the chief attention?
5. In training the will, what end must be held steadily in view?
6. What are the advantages or disadvantages of a broken will?
7. Is obedience important? Obedience to what? How do you train for prompt obedience in emergencies?
8. What is the object of punishment? Does corporal punishment accomplish this object?
9. What kind of punishment is most effective?
10. Have any faults a physical origin? If so, name some of them and explain.
11. What are the two great teachers according to Tiederman?
12. What can you say of the fault of untidiness?
13. What are the dangers of precocity?
14. What do you consider were the errors your own parents made in training their children?
15. Are there any questions which you would like to ask in regard to the subjects taken up in this lesson?
NOTE.—After completing the test, sign your full name.
STUDY OF CHILD LIFE
[Sidenote: Froebel’s Philosophy]