Thursday, 5 March 2009

How to Win the Boys

Light bright fires in the home at night. Illuminate your rooms. Hang pictures upon your walls. Put books and magazines and newspapers upon your tables. Have music and entertaining games. Invent occupations for your sons. Simulate their ambitions in worthy directions. While you make home their delight, fill them with higher purposes than mere pleasure. Whether they shall pass boyhood and enter upon manhood with high tastes and noble ambitions depends on you. With exertion and right means, a mother may have more control over the destiny of her boys than any other influence whatever.
Home Words, 1894

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