Hilda van Stockum on parenting and education


“I think we ought to start a nursery school on Saturdays.” [said Joan.]

“How?” asked Peter.

“We could use Timmy’s yard and play games with them. And we could educate them too. I’ve got a very interesting book. It says a lot about discipline. I don’t think Mother has ever read it,” Joan added reflectively.

“Why don’t you lend her the book then?” asked Peter.

“Because I’d hate to,” Joan said immediately. “I don’t want her to educate us out of a book! I want her to use her own ideas.”


The Mitchells: Five for Victory, p.141

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