Children should learn to mind by loving word, as well as a harsh word. I don't think they always need to be spoken to harshly.
School Assignment Makes the News: This 12 Year Old Feels That Manners Are Important
Dear Aunt Laurie:
From the time children are old enough to understand things they should be taught morals and manners. The children should learn to mind by loving word, as well as a harsh word. I don't think they always need to be spoken to harshly. I have known children to come into the room where their mother was entertaining company and ask her what she was saying. That, I think, is very bad manners.
When the children are old enough to do work, I think they should be taught to love their mother and father. My mother taught Hazel and me to bake and do housework. Now when she is sick and cannot do the work, it is easy and a pleasure for us to do it. I think a great thing along with manners is to keep your temper. — BEULAH M. FOUST, Seventh grade, Orange Avenue School, 12 years old. — Los Angeles Herald, 1909
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