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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 14, 1911, Image 1

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500 SO: PEORIA' ST.' , 'c398 - TEL. MONROE 353
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Chicago, Tuesday, November 14, 1911.
In Their -Amusements -and -in' Business Life Can Be
. Guarded Against, by Proper Moral Training and
Scientific Instruction-1-The 'Vice Commission Recom
w mends Sex Education the Duty off Parents. m
Among those who..hare 'given much thought to the education
and training' of "children, 'the cdnviction is growing -that children
shouldJbe taught .what -life Js what th'ey are themselves so that
they .niay escape some" of the dangers which menace their moral
welfare on the very, threshhold of, life.
' While our 'babies are so little that they live entirely at home, and
are not-away unless accompanied -by older persons, they are in little
danger. They aTe then protected 'bypaf en taMove.
When they are big enough to run around "with other children
they begin to-learn those things which so grieve a mo'ther's heart
when she "finds out. what her baby has learned.
And even'when-the lioys and. girls' are verging on inanhood and
wom'anhood, some-parents- let- them go oh finding, things outJfor
themselves, learning truths about life that might better have beep
told them by loving- parents. ' '
When a father tells his son, or a mother tells her daughter about
the mystery of life, it is' done .with the bestrjntentions in the world
and -is done for the child's' good.
But if that informationis'withheld by parents, the 'child will get
jt from another source quite. of ten from other, children who have
learned from evil-minded 'persons of unclean minds-and hearts.
. The very secrecy'of-these truths at home, makes children all the
more eager to learn them elsewhere. Natural "modesty makes it diffi
cult foV them to ask their parents,, just as false modesty makes it
'difficult f or parents to volunteeV the information.
, nattoo otten parents hndtheir,lpveji ones "Have been caughf:
n a trap 'through' ignOTan'xwen'th.e-truth; told at the right time

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