The Family and the New Democracy : A Study in Social Hygiene (Classic Reprint)

The Family and the New Democracy : A Study in Social Hygiene (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from The Family and the New Democracy: A Study in Social Hygiene The Child in the Family. - The child is the central fact of a nation's progress. What a nation comes to be is evidence of what its children have been trained, allowed, and encouraged to be. Each generation is the parent of the next, and it rests with this generation to secure the well-being and progress of the next. Childhood is the time when human nature is most easily molded; and the bent that is given to it then is nine times out of ten decisive of its ultimate destiny. Babies have no corporate existence; there is no proper purpose for which they can be moved from the seclusion in the family, which is their natural setting. In real life babies come one by one, and they come only when they are expected and adequate arrangements have been made for their comfort. Babies are born into families and it is only when we leave the family out of the reck oning that the problem of handling them presents serious difficulties. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Anna Mary Galbraith
Hardback | 396 pages
152 x 229 x 22mm | 680g
Publication date
02 May 2018
Forgotten Books
Illustrations note
26 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white