This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... OUR CODE OF ETHICS FOUNDATION FOR A CODE OF ETHICS FOR HOME AND SCHOOL TEACHER AND PARENT "The worst possible waste of time and money," said Emerson, "is to spend them off the line of your career." There can be no greater work than God's work of moulding souls for a better life here, and a life of immortality hereafter, and there can be no better opportunity for undertaking that work than that found in teaching and parenthood, while to slight this all important work, or to turn aside from it when once trained for it or having entered parenthood, is to write failure across your life's fair page, to lose your own life lesson. Teaching and parenthood, may not be confined to merely the schoolroom or family for the true worker applies the trade learned to all children wherever encountered. REVERENCE FOR THE CHILD A child is a soul enrolled in God's school of life. The dull, defective, or criminal and immoral, born under unfortunate conditions, fighting blindly upward toward a far gleam of light, hampered by poverty, squalor, and unfortunate environment, are as precious in His sight as the daintily cared for darling of welcomed birth and refined surroundings, for Heaven cannot be perfect until all have reached it. Recognize each child as of God, for of such are the kingdom of heaven. See the Divine Spark as the light that is hidden within, and realize that it will not fail to flash out when kindled from the love and purity in the heart of the teacher or parent. Look for the spark and wait patiently for the flash for as you measure out love so shall it be returned to you. Love can be firm but just, compelling respect and obedience, but eventually all will be love, the necessity for the sterner qualities retiring to the reserve force in the background. Prizing ...
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