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SEX HYGIENE ALONE CAN" NEVER BE SUCCESSFUL IN
SAVING THE CHILD UNTIL IT IS BASED UP RELIGIOUS
CONVICTION AND SOUND MORAL TRAINING.
"The lack of home instruction in the use and abuse of sex organs
and relationship leads many children to a knowledge gained in sad
ways, with unhappy results. Fortunate, indeed, is the boy or girl,
) who has a father or mother as a confidant with whom there may be
free conversation concerning the natural functions of the body a
conversation raised almost to a point of spirituality .because of the
parent's pure love for the child, and the child's unfaltering trust in
te parent. IF MORE FATHERS AND MOTHERS COULD
BE COMPANIONS AND COMRADES WITH THEIR CHIL
DREN THERE WOULD BE FAR 1,ESS NEED OF COMMIS
SIONS OF THIS KIND TO SOLVES PERPLEXING PROB.
LEMS'FOR THE PARENTS. '
"We record our conviction that while intelligence regarding
sexual matters, if dictated by moral sentiment, is a safeguard to the
youth of the community, yet the indiscriminate circulation of sexual
information among children by means of books and pamphlets sug
gests a danger which ought. not to escape attention.
"These publications are -of two sorts. The first includes the
vicious prints which even assume the guise of helpful instruction
to-accomplish-their purpose. 'The second comprises those works on
sexual science which, with the best intent, are prepared for the use
of children. We are firmly of the opinion that such material should
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I information which they may impart to those in their care, 'rather
morbid curiosity and to result in harm.
"We recommend the careful examination of all material of this
nature offered to children for purchase and the suppression of such
evidently vicious ia intent. Publishers and 'booksellers of the objec-
H tionable material should not be allowed to sell to children."
yf When it is considered how young men and women rush into
'married life ignorant of life's meaning, and how poorly qualified they
b are to train children once they have them, the importance of educa
ift. tional training for parents is appreciated. ,.j
Y r The possibilities of the social center movement, and the opening
up of "the public schools fpr neighborhood meetings, mean much for
; the education of fathers and motliers so that they can better equip
their children for life's struggles and temptations.
C The great influence in Chicago of eminent members of the Vice
"( Commission would work wonders if they would keep everlastingly
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