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The Child at Home The Principles of Filial Duty, Familiarly Illustrated   By: (1805-1877)

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In "The Child at Home: The Principles of Filial Duty, Familiarly Illustrated," John S. C. Abbott provides readers with a valuable and insightful exploration of the principles surrounding filial duty. Drawing from personal experiences and familiar examples, Abbott effectively illustrates the significance of filial obligations within the family unit.

One of the book's strengths lies in its ability to convey complex ideas in a simple and accessible manner. Abbott's writing style is engaging and relatable, making it easy for readers of all ages to grasp the concepts presented. By employing examples from daily life, such as anecdotes and case studies, Abbott ensures that readers can relate the principles of filial duty to their own experiences.

Moreover, Abbott emphasizes the importance of maintaining a strong bond within the family. The book promotes the idea that filial duty is not merely an obligation, but rather a means of fostering love, respect, and support between family members. Through various stories and situations, Abbott encourages readers to understand the value of their parents' guidance and sacrifices.

"The Child at Home" also delves into the broader societal implications of filial duty. Abbott reflects on how individual character traits, developed within the family, contribute to the harmony and well-being of society as a whole. By highlighting the role of children in shaping a virtuous community, Abbott clearly establishes the significance of instilling filial duty from early childhood.

Although the book does an excellent job of conveying its core message, it occasionally utilizes repetitive examples and themes. While this repetition may serve as reinforcement for some readers, others may find it redundant and unnecessary. Additionally, some sections may appear heavily influenced by religious beliefs, which may not resonate equally with all readers.

Overall, "The Child at Home: The Principles of Filial Duty, Familiarly Illustrated" is a valuable resource for anyone seeking guidance on fostering strong familial bonds and understanding the importance of filial duty. Through relatable examples and engaging storytelling, John S. C. Abbott successfully conveys timeless principles that can aid individuals in developing their character, relationships, and sense of responsibility within the family and the broader society.

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Author Of "The Mother At Home."

Published By The

American Tract Society

150 Nassau Street New York.

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1833, by CROCKER and BREWSTER, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

Right of publishing transferred to American Tract Society.


This book is intended for the children of those families to which The Mother at Home has gone. It is prepared with the hope that it may exert an influence upon the minds of the children, in exciting gratitude for their parents' love, and in forming characters which shall ensure future usefulness and happiness.

The book is intended, not for entertainment, but for solid instruction. I have endeavored, however, to present instruction in an attractive form, but with what success, the result alone can tell. The object of the book will not be accomplished by a careless perusal. It should be read by the child, in the presence of the parent, that the parent may seize upon the incidents and remarks introduced, and thus deepen the impression.

Though the book is particularly intended for children, or rather for young persons, it is hoped that it will aid parents in their efforts for moral and religious instruction... Continue reading book >>

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