Among the Latin races, the French race differs essentially in one characteristic which has been the key to the success of French women—namely, the social instinct. The whole French nation has always lived for the present time, in actuality, deriving from life more of what may be called social pleasure than any other nation. It has been a universal characteristic among French people since the sixteenth century to love to please, to make themselves agreeable, to bring joy and happiness to others, and to be loved and admired as well. ...
"As a mother of a deaf child, and one whose experience has been unusual only in that it has been more
fortunate than that of the average mother so situated, I want to place before you (the teachers of the deaf) a
plea for the education of the parents of little deaf children.
"While you are laboring for the education of the deaf, and for their sakes are training teachers to carry on the
work, there are, in almost every home that shelters a little deaf child, blunders being made that will retard his
development and hinder your work for years to come--blunders that a...
Does the fact that a weak mortal sought an unprofaned sanctuary--an island removed from the haunts of
men--and there dwelt in tranquillity, happiness and security, represent any just occasion for the relation of his
experiences--experiences necessarily out of the common? To this proposition it will be for these pages to find
answer.Few men of their own free will seek seclusion, for does not man belong to the social vertebrates, and do not
the instincts of the many rule? And when an individual is fain to acknowledge himself a variant from the type,...
The definition of play is both complex and contested and has long been the subject of
social and academic debate. The increase in structured ‘play’ sessions and emergence of
technology-based play has led to further confusion over the nature and meaning of play
(Lester and Russell 2008). What is clear is that play is an innate childhood instinct, that is not
only enjoyable but also crucial to the processes of learning and development.