BOOK 1.THE CHARACTERISTICS OF BOYHOOD
The thrill of living. Animal vs. man.
The awakening conscience. Decline and
acceleration of growth. The teen period.
Physical health a mental and moral asset.
Bodily cleanliness. Bathing and swimming.
Work and sleep. Food values. Normal
play life. Danger of overtaxation and over-
strain. Sacred power of reproduction.
The servant of the mind. Thought con-
trol. Sensori-motor system. The boy's ca-
pacity of mental development. Disciplining
imagination. Value of pictures. The power
of suggestion. Time of decision. Will.
Habit. The “ego" period. Doubt and
questioning. Disposition and temperament.
Cultivation of ideals through music, books,
pictures, drama, etc. “Slanguage. " The
five senses or “Scouts of the Soul.”
“Hurt feelings.' Four great types of
temperament. The dominant emotional in-
stincts-fear, aversion toward the strange,
anger, affection, positive and negative self-
feeling, the sex instinct, inner freedom, the
instinct of efficiency, sympathy, reverence,
the sense of dependence, surprise, and won-
der. Danger of stilling emotions. The boy
needs an interpreter of his emotions.
The hermit or recluse is an abnormal
being. The gang instinct necessary for the
proper social education of every boy. Social
consciousness. Indiscriminate chumship vs.