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Early Training in Routine Physical Habits

by Arthur T. Jersild & Frances Markey Dwyer - 1939

The primitive drive to obtain nourishment is perhaps the strongest and most dependable of all drives in living beings, and for this reason, if for no other, the establishment of wholesome feeding activities should be the most 'natural' and the easiest feature of the training of children. Actually, however, feeding activities are fraught, in modern life, with many ' problems,' and have been overlaid by rules, formulas, and cults more numerous and complicated than the taboos of primitive people. In no other area of the child's education would it be more helpful if facts were available for outlining a scheme by which the child's habits, and even his diet, could be based to a maximal degree upon nature and to a minimal degree upon arbitrary rules and special training.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 38, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 40 Number 9, 1939, p. 97-108
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20570, Date Accessed: 10/22/2020 11:52:29 PM

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