Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
We all like stories that make us cry. It’s so nice to feel sad when you’ve nothing in particular to feel sad about.
It’s a great mistake I think to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil’s mind and behold all things are changed!
I have thought about it a great deal and the more I think the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge yes and love too enter the mind of the child.
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.