Monday, 12 April, 1830

We cannot force on children those feelings which belong to experience and mature years, and an attempt to do so infallibly produces an injurious effect. We may tell them the result of improper conduct and show them examples, unfortunately too prevalent in almost every day's occurrences. And if the do not heed our council, we must then teach them by experience, by punishment, and tell them that that will always be the consequence of improperiety, not only now but through every period of life.