Education: Pointers for Parents

What are U. S. parents' chief worries in raising children? To find out, Professor Ernest Osborne of Columbia University's Teachers College and a staff of WPA researchers polled 75,000 parents. They learned that parents were puzzled by such problems as children's tardiness, indifferent eating, reactions to bad movies, need of sex education, boredom during summer vacations, tendencies to jealousy and lying. Last week Dr. Osborne began to distribute a series of mimeographed pamphlets (price: 1¢ each) advising parents how to solve all these problems. Some Osborne pointers:

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