Friday, August 6, 2021

1886 Teach Your Daughters

THE CHRISTIAN RECORDER, February 18, 1886, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Teach Your Daughters
Give your daughters a thorough education.

■Teach them to cook and prepare the food for the household.
■Teach them to wash, to iron and darn stockings and sew dresses.
■Teach them to make bread, and that a good kitchen lessens the doctor’s account.
■Teach them that he only lays up money whose expenses are less than his income, and that all grow poor who have to spend more than they receive.
■Teach them that a calico dress paid for fits better than a silken one until paid for.
■Teach them that a full, healthy face displays a greater luster than fifty cosmetic beauties.
■Teach them to purchase, and see that the accounts correspond with the purchase.
■Teach them good common sense, self-help and industry.
■Teach them that an honest mechanic in his working dress is a better object of esteem than a dozen haughty, finely dressed idlers.
■Teach them gardening and the pleasures of nature.
■Teach them, if you can afford it, music, painting, etc., but to consider them as secondary objects only.
■Teach them that the happiness of matrimony depends neither on external appearance nor wealth, but on the man’s character.

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