- Paperback: 193 pages
- Publisher: Great Expectations Book Co. (May 3, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 188393401X
- ISBN-13: 978-1883934019
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 54 customer reviews
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Trumbull writes with conviction, yet his deep compassion as a father also shines throughout. Knowing this book was written in 1890, I had assumed it would at times sound out-of-date or harsh to modern ears. For me, this turned out not to be the case at all.
I was really convicted as a father in a great many areas, and I was spurred to pursue growth in areas toward which I had been giving little thought. For instance, one chapter highlighted the importance of being particularly affectionate toward our children in the final hour leading up to bedtime.
The chapters are short (around 30 of them) and each one delivers unique perspective. A sampling of some of the topics addressed:
-- willing-training, rather than will-breaking
-- letting alone as a means of child-training
-- training a child as a questioner
-- denying a child wisely
-- training a child to self-control
-- never punish a child in anger
-- dealing tenderly with a child's fears
-- training a child's appetite
-- training a child's faith
-- importance of the home atmosphere
-- the value of table-talk
-- the power of a mother's love
-- good-night words
I realize this book is old, but its thoughts to me feel so fresh - whether on discipline (which other reviews have covered well), or manners, companions, eating, even Sabbath keeping. (As odd as this sounds, the chapter on Sabbath is one of my favorites and has changed our weekends here in a good and peaceful and fun way.) There are thirty chapters, each with hints on individual gems like these.
And... there are a couple of things he says that I am not sure I agree with, but as this reads more like grandfatherly advice than psychological arguments, that actually feels irrelevant. He is not proposing a method for me to adopt as much as opening my mind to think about each of the topics he addresses. I believe I am a better parent for buying this book.
If you are a parent who, like me, gets easily bogged down by books full of methods and suggestions and operates better from a place of inspiration, I think you will like this book.
As the books first Chapter states "Teaching gives knowledge. Training gives skill. Teaching fills the mind. Training shapes the habits. Training and teaching must go on together in the wise upbringing of any and every child. The one will fail of its own best end if it be not accompanied by the other."
There is something to be learned here for everyone. HINTS ON CHILD TRAINING IS An enriching book that will remain in my library.