Education: Anatomy of Tardiness

How may parents speed up their lagging children, prevent their being tardy at school? Last week Miss Nellie W. Birdsong, psychologist of Maryland State Normal School, told a Child Study Association meeting: "Children too frequently feel themselves the centre of attention when repeated calls are made for them to get up in the morning, to hurry over their dressing and to eat their meals. Flattered, they try to keep the centre of the stage by actions that seem to them to elicit this specific attention. A little seeming indifference on the part...

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