Quotation by John Welsley

If you are not willing to lose all the labour you have been at to break the will of your child, to bring his will into subjection to yours that it may be afterward subject to the will of God, there is one advice which, though little known, should be particularly attended. . . . It is this; never, on any account, give a child anything that it cries for. . . . If you give a child what he cries for, you pay him for crying: and then he will certainly cry again.
John Welsley (18th century), Puritan writer. As quoted in The Rise and Fall of Childhood&NT,: by C. John Sommerville, ch. 12 (rev. 1990).
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