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Rules for Children's Sleep
Mother, You Must Put Him to Bed.
There are some mothers who think it a self-denial to leave the parlors, firesides, or work, to put their little children to bed. They think that the nurse could do it just as well, that it is of no consequence who hears the children say their prayers. But of this all mothers may be assured, that the last words at night are of great importance, even to the babies of the flock; the very tones of the voice they last listened to make an impression on their sensitive organizations. Mother, do not think the time and strength wasted which you spend in reviewing the day with your little boy or girl. It has had its disappointments and trials as well as its play and pleasures; it is ready to throw its arms around your neck and take its goodnight kiss.