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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 05, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 15

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affectionate parent through love; the
proud parent by apepaling to pride;
the severe and cruel by chastise
ments and fear; the intellectual by
appeals to law and order, and the
highly" conscientious through ap
peal to sense of honor.
-But in following these natural ten
dencies the parent is often employ
ing the very form of encouragement
or correction least of all adapted to
his children.
Like excites like!
The very firm mother may have a
willful, headstrong son, and undue
exercise of firmness on her part
merely excites a constant clash of
wills, where by governing through
love a totally different effect would
Firmness shows itself in a well
developed crown of the head. The
affections show a well-rounded back
of the head; reason reveals itself by
a full front head, while pride, honor
and ambition have, their brain areas'
on the upper back head.
By studying the child's head and
corresponding temperament the par
1 ent may avoid serious mistakes in
governing it And let me repeat: If
the parent is unable to read the
child's character signs for himself, a
reliable character analyst should by
all means be consulted, once when
the child is an infant, and again, at
least, before it enters schooL Many
miseries and tragedies might thus be
The affectionate mother Is inclined
to appeal constantly to the affections
of her child, leaving self-reliance and
will weak.
The severe father makes a coward
of his timid son; the over-conscientious
parent a lop-sided, rigid, daugh
ter of the girl already strong in sense
of honor, at the expense of other de
sirable qualities.
An angry word begets anger; firm
ness excites firmness; love awakens
love, and so on.
The quickest way to produce an
emotion in another is to manifest the
desired quality 'ourselves. But if a
certain trait is already highly devel
oped, to further increase it at the ex
pense of other desirable qualities Is
to make the character lopsided.
Harmonious development should
be the aim in child modeling.
To restrain undesirable character
istics In children ft is necessary to
avoid calling -their corresponding
brain areas Into activity. To build
up a trait it must, on the other hand,
be constantly stimulated.
While the brain is growing, the
foundation of virtues and vices are
laid and it is possible by "judicious
training to make almost anything of
the plastic .youth.
Govern your children according to
the needs indicated by their temper
aments and head signs, if you would
round them out into harmonious,
happy, effective personalities.
"As the twig is bent, so the tree
will grow."
(F"ifth Lesson Saturday.)
. o o
Mo"st good cooks expect to put eggs
into "mayonnaise. Here is an excel
lent salad dressing in which corn
starch is used as a thickening.
Eggless Mayonnaise
Mix. thoroughly 1 tablespoon corn
starch, 2 tablespoons mustard, and 2
tablespoons sugar. Add slowly
cup olive oil and 3 cups mild vinegar!
Beat until smooth, cook in a double
boiler and as soon as it begins to
thicken add cup milk or cream
which has been mixed with 3 tea-
spoons flour. When the dressing is
about the consistency of custard,
turn into bottles, to be used as de
sired. May be diluted with cream be
fore serving. ,
Eggless Noodles
Sift together 1 cup flour, "A tea
spoon corn starch and teaspoon
salt; mix with cup milk or water,
or enough to make a stiff dough;
add 1 teaspoon melted butter; roll
thin, cut in shoestrings, and boll like
egg -noodles.

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