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“Some parents have the habit of punishing their children for wrong doing by requiring them to go to bed during the daytime. There is danger in such punishment. Children who lie in bed unoccupied are likely to develop bad habits. A child should not lie in bed at any time while he is awake unless he is kept busy in some wholesome way. When he is sent to bed for punishment the chances are that he will not be occupied and the consequences are apt to be harmful.

“Some parents encourage their children to remain in bed and rest after they awaken in the morning. It would be better for them to arise at once. If they really need more rest than they can get from a single night’s sleep, they should form the habit of taking a nap at a regular time when they are tired or sleepy.

“Parents who discover that their children have already acquired bad habits from lying in bed unoccupied, should explain in a frank but kind way the dangers arising therefrom; such parents should follow this explanation with redoubled efforts to keep the attention of their little ones filled constantly with wholesome thoughts and occupations.

“Evil habits are probably acquired more largely through the practice of lying in bed awake or being sent to bed for punishment than from any other one cause.”

 
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It's true. When I was a kid and was sent to bed early, I would lay there trisecting angles with a compass and straightedge.
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MWChapel wrote:
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And if the belt doesn't work a kettle cord will always finish the job.
 
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I hear Hitler lied in bed unoccupied all the time.
 
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My kids go to bed when I tell them and read until they fall asleep. Works for me, works for them.
 
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agnespoodle wrote:
My kids go to bed when I tell them and read until they fall asleep. Works for me, works for them.


That's all well and good, but what if you find yourself saddled with a contrary child who runs away? Luckily, we have an answer:

"If a very young child, tie him to a post or tree; if older, keep him locked in. If he runs away between school and home, call for him or send the maid for him a few times. Nothing is more humiliating, especially for boys."
 
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Orph wrote:
I hear Hitler lied in bed unoccupied all the time.


Hitler lied everywhere he went.
 
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What type of habits are we talking about here ?
 
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Legomancer wrote:
It's true. When I was a kid and was sent to bed early, I would lay there trisecting angles with a compass and straightedge.


Euclidean or not?
 
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MWChapel wrote:
Nothing a Belt couldn't fix.


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Been reading Victorian parenting manuals, eh?
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I just want a maid I can send after my kids.

And to... service me. For I know the evils that can come from lying in bed awake. With maids.
 
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agnespoodle wrote:
I just want a maid I can send after my kids.

And to... service me. For I know the evils that can come from lying in bed awake. With maids.


To quote Senex from A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum

Maid's like me, I'm neat. I like maids. They're neat. Everybody aught to have a maid......

 
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