"The greatest need of any country, and especially of our own, is better men and better woman. The greatness of future generations depends upon the character of the boys and girls of the present.
It is the duty of the home to properly train children.
This is important, not only for the sake of the children and the home, but for the sake of the church and the government as well. Without proper training at home it is almost impossible for the children to be what the parents would wish them."
The Management and Training for Children, William J Shearer, 1904