Hints on Child Training
My favorite book on TRAINING THE WILL was written by Clay Trumbull, the great grandfather of Elisabeth Elliot. He was a contemporary of Charlotte Mason. I read somewhere that they were friends. He speaks about the necessity of will training rather than will-breaking:
“Breaking a child’s will is bringing the pressure of external force directly upon that will, causing the will to give way under the pressure of that force; Training a child’s will is bringing such influences to bear upon the child that he is ready to choose or decide in favor of the right course of action."
He speaks with grace and wisdom while he goes through the scriptures and points out God’s character. He does not rely solely on the proverbs of Solomon, but the entire words of God.
Some of the chapters include:
Honoring a child’s individuality
Never punish in anger
Dealing Tenderly with a Child’s Fears
Sorrows of Children
Training a child in:
as a Questioner
Taste in Reading
Not to Tease (nag)
Cultivating the Imagination
I highly recommend this book and give it an:
A = You MUST have this book in your library!
B= This is a very good book. Would be a nice addition to your library.
C= A straw in the haystack, but certainly NOT the needle.
D= Good fire starter.