something may be done in this direction, since Edition: current; Page: 8 for the first time people have begun to judge rightly, and understand clearly, what actually belongs to a good education. Further, he will accustom himself to constant occupation; nevertheless for that very reason these games must not be mere games, but games having some end and object. Guidance means directing the pupil in putting into practice what he has been taught. But it is really through lying that a child degrades himself below the dignity of man, since lying presupposes the power of thinking and of communicating ones thoughts to others. As a rule, mothers spoil their children in this way and indulge them altogether too much.
As regards discretion, it consists in the art of turning our skill to account; that is, of using our fellow-men for our own ends. He ought rather to compare himself with a concept of his reason. Method and strict adherence to rules are of great importance in the formation of character. At our college, our lack of clothing guidelines has led some students to dress in a way that compromises both safety and our reputation in the community. Children should not be encouraged to compare themselves with others, but with an ideal standard of what is right and fitting. If moral punishment have no effect at all, and we have at last to resort to physical punishment, we shall find after all that no good character is formed in this way. The question here arises as to how the child is to be fed if the mothers milk should cease. It would also be crucial to enlist experts able to relate to adolescents or they might actually have an adverse effect. For the whole moral value of actions consists in maxims concerning the good.