Monday, July 25, 2011
Marmee-isms #2 ~ Wise Parenting
"Mrs. March knew that experience was an excellent teacher, & when it was possible she left her children to learn alone that lesson which she would gladly have made easier, if they had not objected to taking advice as much as they did salts & senna."
"If I [Jo] didn't care about doing right, & didn't feel uncomfortable when doing wrong, I should get on capitally. I can't help wishing sometimes, that father & mother hadn't been so particular about such things."
"Ah, Jo, instead of wishing that, thank God that 'father & mother were particular," & pity from your heart those who have no such guardians to hedge them round w/principles which may seem like prison-walls to impatient youth, but which will prove sure foundations to build character upon in womanhood."
Little Women ~Chapter 34
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><