Ellen G. White () is considered the most widely translated counsel to parents and youth Child Guidance Child Development. Pages·· Child Guidance by Ellen G. White. Covers the essentials of parenting, with chapters on specific building blocks of character, guidance on how to mold the will. Download all the Child Guidance Chapters in a Zip File Here! Use this Banner on Your Website! Click here for more banners. Child Guidance Narrated by Ralph.

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As marriage unites two hearts and lives in love, and a new home is created, an early concern of its founders is that the children guidnce grace this new home shall be properly reared. The question of Manoah of old, “how shall we order the child? The significance of instruction on child guidance is best understood as we note the important place it takes in the word of god and the frequent and detailed references to the subject guidabce the spirit of prophecy writings.

In her several books, but more particularly in the articles on practical Christian living which appeared from week to week in the various journals of the denomination, Mrs. White set forth a wealth of counsel to parents. In addition to this, she addressed to various families hundreds of personal testimonies in which she dealt specifically with the problems they faced. In these articles and personal testimonies she described the principles which should guide parents, and the procedures they should follow as they were kept before her in vision.

In her later years Mrs.

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White expressed a desire to bring out a book for Christian parents that would make clear “the mother’s duty and influence over her children. Only the thoughtful and prayerful perusal of the significant counsels of this volume can reveal the tremendous and far-reaching influence of training the child properly as god has placed the responsibility with parents.

The fact that Ellen White was the mother of four enabled her to set forth in an understanding and sympathetic manner the instruction imparted to her. Her experience in the practical application of the principles she has set before others begets confidence in the heart of the reader. White sources, published and unpublished, have been drawn upon in preparing child guidance.

Full source credits appear at the close of each chapter. Because the content of this volume has been cihld together from a number of sources written over a period of seventy years, there occasionally occurs an unavoidable break in thought and manner of address as the several statements are linked together in guicance natural subject sequence.

The compilers were limited in their work to the selecting and arranging of the various statements and to the supplying of headings. Child guidance was prepared under the direction of the board of trustees of the Ellen G.

White publications in their offices in Washington, D. The work was done in harmony with Mrs. White’s instruction to her trustees that they should provide for the printing of compilations from her manuscript and published sources. The need for this volume is great. Eternal interests are at stake. The detailed counsels on discipline, character building, and physical and spiritual education will be treasured by every thoughtful parent. White books of counsel to parents and youth, may serve to guide fathers and mothers in their most important work is the sincere wish of the publishers and the.


The Trustees of the Ellen G. The study guide is a set of simple guide sheets prepared under the direction of the Ellen G. This volume by Mrs. White consists of nineteen sections, as does the matching study guide. Each of the nineteen guide sheets consists of 1 page assignments for reading Child Guidance; 2 a “check your knowledge” review; 3 a self-rating department; 4 questions for group or family discussions, if desired; 5 questions for personal meditation and reflection; and 6 an answer sheet to each guide.

The answer sheet is provided for checking purposes, thus enabling the reader to be both student and teacher. The reader corrects his own quiz sheet. Each student is encouraged, however, to read the assignment carefully and to complete the guide sheet before referring to the answers. This simple method of approach should prove to be an interesting and profitable way to study Child Guidance.

The guide sheets may be used by individual adults, by husband and wife, by prospective homemakers in the college classroom, by teenagers in our academies, by church study groups, and by other groups organized for study purposes. May God help every student who uses these guide sheets to a better understanding of the principles of successful parenthood, homemaking, and child guidance.

The companion book, The Adventist Home, also by Ellen White, is recommended to all parents and prospective parents and college students interested in child psychology. Where is the child’s first school located? Who are to be his first teachers? What important lifelong lessons is the child to learn above all others?

For what is the home a training school? On whose work do schoolteachers build? When should parents begin preparation for the training of their children? What dual purpose should be the objective of this parental training?

What two things are parents to seek to secure for their children? What prayer are we to offer for our children? Why did John the Baptist’s parents move to the country?

What is the most sacred work of parents? What disciplinary training does Christ want children to receive at home? What terrible accusation is laid against careless parents? Why is the mother, of necessity, the special instructor of her children? How can parents best teach respect dgw obedience? What will never pass inspection in the judgment? As soon as a child can form an idea, what is to begin?

What can a child learn from its parents even before its reason fully develops? When only are parents prepared to be the teachers of their children?

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Why is proper habit formation vital in infancy and early childhood? Why should the firstborn child be trained with the greatest of care? Rate your home as a giidance Name two ways light has been shining “so that none need err in regard to their duty. What is true education? Why is the “school in the home” so important to the child? What four subjects are to be taught in this developing process? Why should parents know about physiology, anatomy, and the laws of health?


When can parents say, “My educating days are over”? Why cannot parents wait and leave child training to schoolteachers? Why such emphasis on giidance training of our firstborn? How do the principles laid down in this lesson fit with Proverbs Will it be my privilege to have the gate of heaven thrown open to me and my children? If so, what have I done for my children?

If the gate is closed and a hand raised to keep me from entering, what will the voice say I have neglected? Will God accept church activities or offerings as a substitute for neglecting my own children? How can I answer the questions on page 25, paragraph 2?

How nearly am I as a father measuring up to the pattern laid down for me? Am I as a mother fulfilling my greatest mission in life–to my children?

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Name one way I as the husband, wife, son, daughter can make my home today a better school. Who will educate your children if you do not? Why should parents study, test, compare others’ methods with their own?

What three things is every mother to do with her children? Children should be huidance taught from what book? Where are children to be taught to find evidences of God’s care for us and of His interest in our welfare and happiness? What four things are children to be taught not to do? Why are children often bold, forward, and impertinent? What gudance to be made the rule of life in child training? What is to be made a pleasant theme in the family circle?

What will banish fear in a timid child? Besides revealing God, of what does the book of nature constantly warn us? In what may children be taught to see Christ? What should be the schoolroom for little children?

How and where are little children to be free to play? What will the study of nature do for the mind? What are we to discern in God’s created works? Rate your methods of teaching: What is meant by “Prepare the way for your child to obey your commands cheerfully”? Discuss how to educate for the “restful spirit” and “loving heart” development. How guidznce the fretful, impatient mother, nurse, or babysitter affect the child?

How are we to teach little children to do independent thinking? How early in life shall children be taught to work? What does the performance of everyday duties have to do with character development? Why is special care needed in training talented children?