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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 03, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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curb strong, dangerous inclinations.
What is good lor one may be ex
frenielyN bad for another.
The three fundamental tempera
ments, the VITAL, MOTIVE and
MENTAL, were described in yester
day's lesson.
In directing the play of the MEN
TAL type, remember that it is al
ready inclined to be' overstudious and
too quiet for well-rounded .develop
ment x
Mental children should be encour
aged and even compelled to play
much in the open air. They are par
ticularly inclined to neglect their
bodies and health by living too com
pletely in the brain. They should be
made to sleep a good deal and to eat"
more perhaps than they are inclined.
Don't give them toys that require
sustained thought or games that
puzzle, since this only further ex
hausts their vital energy.
Be careful that they do not over
strain their usually slight, frail bod
ies in strenuous play, but encourage
them to acquire strength and endur
ance carefully and gradually.
The MOTIVE is the active child,
loving movement and energetic play.
More restraint may be practiced
beneficially with them, but to be de
nied activity not only makes them
miserable and cranky, but robs them
of their birthright.
Destructiveness often is pro
nounced in the MOTIVE type. They
smash-bang their way along. Con
structive play should be encouraged
building with blocks, mechanical
toys. Thoughtfulness should be in
spired. Boys and girls of the MOTIVE
temperament often- find school too
slow and irksome, consequently.it is
difficult for them to complete schqol.
They are eager to get out into
workaday bustle of life.
Pains should be taken to cu;
their over restlessness, though
must be carefully restrained lest
they become rebellious. Let them
spend their energies on something
worth while. This type likes to work
and can early be trained that work is
a joy.
The tendency is for the muscles to
dominate the brain. t Teach them to
plan and play more leisurely to
look before, they leap.
tion to which most American chil
dren belong is alert, active, versa
tile and full of fine promise.
But the danger is that this type
constantly over-exerts itself, the
MOTIVE relentlessly driving the
MENTAL-. 111 health is a frequent re
sult. This type -frequently matures
too rapidly. Keep such children
BABIES as, long as possible and
don't aid in making them little OLD
men and women before their time.
The VITAL type, loving to eat,
sleep an,d loaf, is inclined to be too
inactive. Self-indulgence is their
weakness and should be restrained
lest they become intemperate later
on. Such children should be en
couraged to" study more and to play
active, outdo'or -games.
Parents should in play early curb
the VITAL(S natural selfishness and
teach it fo share its toys and pleas
ures with other youngsters. '
(Third Lesson Thursday.)
o o "
Pet canaries in this country con
sumed 2,350 tons of birdseed last
o o
Cupid is a good shot, but he bags
some punk game.
Mary Garden, famous American
opera singer, is back from Europe
weighing only 119 -pounds.
"When she- left the United States
- . - J
for her trip abroad her cheeks were
full, her body plump and finely
formed. Now she is slender.
But Mary Garden wanted it so.

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