A Treatise on Parents and Children

George Bernard Shaw

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  Trailing Clouds of Glory

  The Child is Father to the Man

  What is a Child?

  The Sin of Nadab and Abihu

  The Manufacture of Monsters

  Small and Large Families

  Children as Nuisances

  Child Fanciers

Childhood as a State of Sin


My Scholastic Acquirements

Schoolmasters of Genius

What We Do Not Teach, and Why

Taboo in Schools

Alleged Novelties in Modern Schools

What is to be Done?

Children's Rights and Duties

Should Children Earn their Living?

Children's Happiness

The Horror of the Perpetual Holiday

University Schoolboyishness

The New Laziness

The Infinite School Task

The Rewards and Risks of Knowledge

English Physical Hardihood and Spiritual Cowardice

The Risks of Ignorance and Weakness

The Common Sense of Toleration

The Sin of Athanasius

The Experiment Experimenting

Why We Loathe Learning and Love Sport


Under the Whip

Technical Instruction

Docility and Dependence

The Abuse of Docility

The Schoolboy and the Homeboy

The Comings of Age of Children

The Conflict of Wills

The Demagogue's Opportunity

Our Quarrelsomeness

We Must Reform Society before we can Reform Ourselves

The Pursuit of Manners

Not too much Wind on the Heath, Brother

Wanted: a Child's Magna Charta

The Pursuit of Learning

Children and Game: a Proposal

The Parents' Intolerable Burden


Children's Rights and Parents' Wrongs

How Little We Know About Our Parents

Our Abandoned Mothers

Family Affection

The Fate of the Family

Family Mourning

Art Teaching

The Impossibility of Secular Education

Natural Selection as a Religion

Moral Instruction Leagues

The Bible

Artist Idolatry

"The Machine"

The Provocation to Anarchism


Government by Bullies

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