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What makes healthy and pleasant children?

November 6, 2011

"Don't slouch." "Stand up straight." "It's good for your health and posture." Perhaps these are words you heard as a child from your parents or grandparents. It's advice that has been around for a long time, as well as the admonition to not let children acquire the disagreeable habit of interrupting the conversation of adults or have long periods of physical inactivity. Such counsel given today by various experts might seem to dance around the issue so as to not offend anyone or uses sophisticated words to impress the audience, especially when compared to how it was stated more than 100 years ago. The nearly 120 year-old "Every-Day Cook-Book" by Miss Neil, has advice in the area of child-rearing in addition to what has already been highlighted in previous columns including favorite recipes, beauty secrets, first-aid and keeping house.



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