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Ellen G. White

Essential Education for Children

Editors’ note: These counsels, from more than 100 years ago, continue to hold striking relevance today, despite multiple and dramatic changes in educational theory.

Small children should be left as free as lambs to run out of doors, to be free and happy, and should be allowed the most favorable opportunities to lay the foundation for sound constitutions. Parents should be the only teachers of their children until they have reached eight or ten years of age.”

“The first lessons are of great importance. It is customary to send very young children to school. They are required to study from …

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