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Don't Snub The Children

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Many a ehild lias been wilted into sience, and frightened out of success, simpiy by being snubbed, II is very 3íisy to snub a child; equally easy to ancourage the ohik!, and lead him to the accomplishment of sotnething useful. Children have strong sympathies - warm and tender hearts. They soon iorm attachments to those who are placed in authority over them, or else they regard them with a feeling very nearly allied to hatred. What child ever loved a croes, snappish teacher? What child ever hated a teacher or parent whe showed a loving interest in the child's success ? Very easy indeed is it to discourage the little student. He has epent an hour or two at home over a lesson which seems dull to him. Father, mother, and the big brothers, not being well versed in the subject give him no assistauce. He goes to school, ho ping that he willrnake a very goud rocitation. He is not quite up to the mark. "Dunce," "booby," "bloekhead,1' says the unwise teacher. The poor little fellow's heart sinks all the way to his ankles. What use is there of his trying? Heisa booby. "VYhy shoukl he learn anything ? Has not his teacher, who certainly knows him, told him he is a dunce? In not hip head made of maliogany ? He daspairs of ever succeeding, sits down in. a fit of sulkv despondency, and makes a positive failnre in his lesson for the nekt day. Had the teacher him a little, kindly pointed out to him his deficiencv, and showed him how to set hi laults right, he rnight have come the next day with a merry heart, a cheerful face, and a well-learned lesson. Another little diseiple comes bouncing hoine from school in high glee. - He has done well in his lessons. He hus had a good time % i t h the other boyf, coasting or skating. Who can syrnpathize with hiin, and enjoy his eniovments so well as his parents? He rushes into their presence. " Tliere novv, you noisy culf!" Wipo your feet this minute, sii" "]Iov dare you?" An extinguieher is put upon him. Whether his sins be greut or Hrnal!, lie fct-ls the condemnntion grcnt, and Hiilkil y sncaks off to Ing room by himself, or goe? to the kitchen corner, behind the stove, where lie eootne his mffled feelingg by slroking the cat, assured that there is soine sympíUhy be tweed thbin, even f human beings do snarl at him and discourage him. - School Visitar. &3T AVhen Kate was a very little girl, her futher fouud her bands full of the blossoms of a beautiful tea-rose on which he had bestowed great care. " Mv doar," said he, "didn'tl teil you not (o piek ono of th'ose flowers without leave?" "Yes, papa," faid Kate, incoocntly, "but all these M lente!


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