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HOW TO EDUCATE YOUR CHILD DON'T BEAT
YOUR CHILD TO MAKE IT BEHAVE .
TOLD BY WINIFRED SACKVILLE
(Exponent of Natural Education)
By "Fairies" we mean imagination.
Without the divine gift of imagina
tion life would be hardly worth living.
It is the fairies who whisper even to
grown-ups, telling them to do good
deeds; inspiring them to purposeful
We cannot build a ship, paint a
picture or write a book without the
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aid of these dear little sprites. We
should therefore encourage them to
ve a very profound influence in the
moulding of child character.
Through "fairies" the mother may
keep the rod out of the home.
I have always used the help of
these little imagination sprites to
keep Winifred, my daughter, from
This was my system:
I began putting coffee beans and
lemons under her pillow at night.
Then, if she had been, good that day,
Titania, Queen of Fairies would visit
her during the night and change the
coffee beans and sour lemons to
chocolate drops and sweet oranges.
If, on the other hand, Winifred
were naughty, Titania did not visit
Naturally she tried to be good and
receive a reward from the dear little
I have tried this experiment with
many children, and it has always
worked like magic.
In place of the chocolate drops and
oranges other danties the child
craves can be substituted. The idea
is to hold out some reward to inspire
them to be good and to behave, rath
er than govern them by threats of
punishment I believe thoroughly in
offering rewards for goodness.
By all means keep the little fairy
interest alive and in the schoolroom.
For when we down the fairies of im
agination we lose the best thing in
And remember, too, that a child
who is allowing: its imagination free
I play is not lying. There is a distinct
difference between childish make-believe
and lying, although too many
parents confuse the two, thus re
pressing the dramatic imagery of the
kiddies which plays such a big part in
education and character building.
Corporal punishment is a relic of
barbarism and never does the child
any good. Employ Fairies and re
(To Be Continued.)
BEET CUP SALAD
Cook medium sized beets until ten
der, then drop them into cold water
and remove the skins. Set the beets
in cold place until perfectly cold;
then with a sharp knife remove the
centers and chop with an equal
amount of tart apple. Fill the beet
cups with the apple and beet mixture
and send to the table at once. Servo
twith French, dressing.