Children And Teachers

Sources: Papers On Health

Children are of the utmost value to society;

through any one of them the divine light may shine which will bless

many generations. They are very easily hurt by unwise treatment and

teaching. We would have the teacher and parent impressed with the

preciousness of even the most delicate child. Health of mind and

body, not attainment, must be the first consideration in the

teaching of the young. It ought to be as much the teacher's business to

see that pupils do not suffer in health as to see that lessons (often

quite useless) are learned (see articles on Brow, Weary, and Eyes,

Failing Sight). We would again emphasise the truth that no child should

be undervalued for its delicate health. Delicate children have often

become men and women without whom the world would be vastly poorer.