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Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young

Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young by Jacob Abbott
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Jacob Abbott's book, Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young, offers valuable insights into effective ways of raising and educating children. The author emphasizes the importance of maintaining a calm and patient demeanor while dealing with young ones, advocating for gentle guidance rather than harsh discipline.

Abbott's approach focuses on understanding the needs and behaviors of children, and responding to them with empathy and compassion. He provides practical tips and methods for instilling good habits, fostering a love of learning, and promoting positive behavior in children.

One of the strengths of this book is Abbott's emphasis on building a strong and trusting relationship between parents or educators and children. By creating a nurturing and supportive environment, adults can better guide and mentor young ones towards personal growth and development.

Overall, Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young is a thoughtful and insightful guide for anyone interested in promoting the well-being and success of children through gentle and effective practices. Abbott's wisdom and advice make this book a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and caregivers alike.

Book Description:
Subtitled, "The principles on which a firm parental authority may be established and maintained, without violence or anger, and the right development of the moral and mental capacities be promoted by methods in harmony with the structure and the characteristics of the juvenile mind." This book gives practical advice on how to raise children using "gentle measures" that do not damage the children's emotions or self esteem. Most of the information is as relevant and practical today as it was when published in 1871.

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