A child acquires physical entity at mortal birth, but in the matter of survival all Adjusterless children are reckoned as still attached to their parents.  It is indeed doubtful whether intelligent and affectionate parents are ever called upon to forgive an average and normal child.  Children evince a tendency to converse with imaginary companions. In this way a budding ego seeks to hold communion with a fictitious alter ego. 
A child evaluates experience in accordance with the content of pleasure; maturity is proportional to the substitution of higher meanings for personal pleasure.  The very first conflict in the child mind is between the urges of egoism and the impulses of altruism. 
In the most primitive society the horde is everything; even children are its common property.  Ancestor worshipers view the failure to have sons as the supreme calamity for all time and eternity.  In primitive stage of plural marriages children belonged to mother.  The ancients always sacrificed the mother’s interests for the welfare of the child; an Eskimo mother even yet licks her baby in lieu of washing.  It was once a general practice for primitive mothers to kill and eat their own children in order to renew the strength lost in childbearing.  Primitive men desired many children not out of affection but as workers and as old-age insurance, or to sell them for other benefits. 
It was long the custom for a maiden to kill her offspring, but among more civilized groups these illegitimate children became the wards of the girl’s mother.  At certain time in history it was custom of sacrificing first-born.  All primitive tribes killed deformed and sickly children. Children were sometimes strangled at birth. 
Among ancient savages, discipline of children was begun very early; and the child early realized that disobedience meant failure or even death just as it did to the animals.  Every child should early learn to sacrifice. 
The advancing ideals of family life are leading to the concept that bringing a child into the world, instead of conferring certain parental rights, entails the supreme responsibility of human existence.  A human being’s entire afterlife is enormously influenced by what happens during the first few years of existence.  The consequences of the follies of misguided parents are so often shared by their innocent children. 
It was in recognition of guardian angles that Jesus, in speaking of the children of the heavenly kingdom, said: “Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones, for I say to you, their angels do always behold the presence of the spirit of my Father. 
Jesus spoke to apostles: “I say to you, there is no man who has left wealth, home, wife, brethren, parents, or children for the sake of the kingdom of heaven who shall not receive manifold more in this world and in the world to come”. 
If you can only love your children as God loves you, you will love and cherish your wife as the Father in heaven honors and exalts the Infinite Spirit, the mother of all the spirit children of a vast universe.  The last words to Peter were: Do not neglect to minister to the weak, the poor, and the young. 
Jesus compared his generation with children playing in the market place: who call to their fellows and say: ‘We piped for you and you did not dance; we wailed and you did not mourn.  Whoso receives children receives Jesus. 
Any child can best relate himself to reality by first mastering the relationships of the child-parent situation and then by enlarging this concept to embrace the family as a whole.  In an unspoiled child the urge to relieve suffering is natural.  Children are naturally trustful, and parents should see to it that they do not lose that simple faith.  Children need fathers as well as mothers, and fathers need this parental experience as much as do mothers. 
In the present industrial and urban era marriage is evolving along new economic lines. Family life has become more and more costly, while children, who used to be an asset, have become economic liabilities.  Sons of God. Parents are copartners with Makers in creating children.  Children are permanently impressed only by the loyalties of their adult associates; precept or even example is not lastingly influential.  When children are young and unthinking, they must necessarily be admonished to honor their parents. 
To enter kingdom, become as littleto enter the kingdom one must become as small as a child, that is, one must adopt the essential mental attitude and spiritual reaction to access spiritual realities.  Regarding childs who die before age of spiritual choice see probationary nursery.
A child is wholly dependent on his parents and the associated home life for all his early concepts of everything intellectual, social, moral, and even spiritual.  Woman’s work was derived from the selective presence of the child; women naturally love babies more than men do.