66 I) OMES TIC ED UCA TION.
REASONS FOR TRAINING A CHILD.
1. Family Considerations. We have seen
that a family is a miniature state and a miniature
Church; that there is a head, the father, and
his coequal, the mother; and also that there are
members to these heads—the child sometimes,
and in most cases, children ; then helpers, some¬
times called servants. These are all so related
that if one be injured, all are more or less in¬
jured, either by actual damage, as in the loss of
property, the loss of health, the loss of reputa¬
tion ; or by sympathy, a sympathy often so deep
as to affect health, and, sometimes, destructive
a. Thus, a child can damage the well-being
of a whole family to which he is related either
by the ties of consanguinity or the bonds of af-
finitv, more especially by the former.
b. If he be a liar, he can damage his brother,
damage his sister, damage his father, and damage
c. A bad child can disgrace his brother and