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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 4, 1937
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THURSDAY, NOVKMUKU -1, 1937 BLYTHEV1LLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Play lime For Quintuplets and Dr. Allan Dafoe But They Are Strictly Disciplined In Other Ways And Obedient triJCR'S NOTE: This is tlic fc'.irtli ol a scrips ol articles telling tor the iirst time what science lui.s learned about the jJionnc quintuplets. The articles are based on .scientific pa- pcis rend be-fore Canadian and American scientists ul a special inciting in Toronto. liY MUCK C.VITON JVI-.A service Mian Correspondent (Copyright, 1937. NBA Service, Inc.) 1 TORONTO, out., Nov. 4. — The ' Dionne quintuplets have never been spanked and they never will be spnnkEd. Nevertheless, they arc subject !c iitrlet discipline—and, us a icsull. are prctt,- obedient and well- b^i'iaveii young Jadic.s. Sinco they were A year old the i tiuints have been taught that they hiivc to obey—OB ELSE. Mor c than that: they liavc learned (hat they fun jjet what they want only l>y obeying, and that if thsy refuse to follow the routine Inld down Icr them they invariably have to lake the consequences. These "consequences" arc never so very terrible. The worst that happens lo n disobedient tiuinl is ft spell of isolation in a separate room. But becaus: this system lias worked so well on the quints, it might be worth the attention of parents who arc wondering how on earth they can ever yet Junior to mind. Nobody worried about discipline when the quints were tiny, of course. Everyone was too busy with the all-Important, job cf keeping them alive. But as the sisters passed the crisis, (he guardians faced the problem of installing Die proper routine of child-training. After much study, it was decided t» inaugurate the system in use at St. George's School for Child Study, in Toronto. Wanted Happy Medium That was done more than two years ago. What happened thereafter is now revealed in a paper written by Dr. w. E. Blatz. director of St. George's Schcol. and D. A. Miilichamp, assistant director. The object of tlic training pro- pram was not lo develop children who never disobey, but to reach a happy balance between obedience mid disobedience. As the psycholo- . gists put. it, "we believe an individual should be' non-compliant—but he should keep his non-compliance within the limits of social behavior." In other words, if a-quint refuses to wash her hands before dinner, die clcesn't get punished or argued with—she simply doesn't get dinner until she washes. If she prefers going without, dinner, that's her privilege. No one .suffers but herself. On Die other hand, however, if The quints "are remarkably well-adjusted to each other" tic psychology, and S| , rcdi , y seU , e Rl| jhcir , lulc „,„„ pictures show a sample Incident. Above. Ceeile pulls off Marie's cao, and it locks as if there was going to to trouble; but the lower piclmV nlS liUer ' 5 "° W " hu -»- MK| - m " te - u '> »«"• 'Otac tor- second kind of disobedience but not for the first. . That is why you will notice some odd things when -you study the discipline records of the different .she creates a disturbance during I he story hour she is at once removed to the isolation room, or "doj house": for this kind of disobedience disturbs the whole group. Hence, she' is disciplined for the HAPPYRELiEF FROM PAINFUL BACKACHE Caused by Tired Kidneys l-^i;k:irf]fs jH.ii/.lr I'bmr ",) r.J.J.s ,,r sin-i quints. Anhefle a Non-Conformist Annette, for instance, breaks the law the most—or, as the psychologists quaintly put it. shows the SnlTrryel 5SSSW i ~^ «£ * ,'«* endurance that the nurses. There were times when the nursery fairly rang, with, the sound of wailing one child onc e cried for a solid hour —but before long the quints found out who was boss. After that, things went belter. In recording the quints' progress the psychologists divided their his tory into two periods—and a coin- . If tlio l.'i liotl't ^..rV; ni'. In llio 1,1,^.1 Tl. 1. -.<•!; ,.-!,p rf v i n clny . . its <•! liclnry tnW.-i .1I..I fillcra f. l>.'L-mmlls uztfr, ni;ittlr etnyj ri'i."'iis limy sin, I .n,.- 3 ir. S - [nsa ct l.ej. tf\ ncl . t for Bern's . i L iriiv. iwttins it]. ni c f,I>. l:n.|,-p I hi- n.fs, l,P M hftit« 1>.«'I »3!.'! A..V vcriir J J'lll-. MM-.! Hi^rfMdilV l,y I,,il1i,.ra tor ypars. 'i'!«-y fire ftnppy tplicf n tl ,l <«ili Iie.'p I.', initrs ,.f lulm-jt liiln-;. Siuh mil irnUnn WM;C from tlic Un<xJ. (.'cl DcanV I'ijli. -cr 4 draws down the most discipline. A good part of Marie's trouble is due lo the fact that she is still the baby of the group; 4l per cent of her non-compliance is simply crying-. She offers actual physical resistance to authority less than any of her sisters. Annette, then, is a noil-conform- ist who is canny enough lo break rules that don't carry a penalty. Shell say "No"—but "if you say, f'Oh. come on." she'll usually come. Emilie. on the other hand, does not say "No" unless she means it. When she does say it she sticks to it. It Depends Upon Her The advantage of the disciplinc- by-isolation method is that it makes learning possible, when a quint is isolated, she has a chalice lo consider whether she would rather be, (u . alone or with the other four. The j , f IcngthjOf her isolation depends en-1 tircly on her. if she wants lo spend i " = llie remainder of the play period ' in the isolated room, no adult in- . tcrfcrcs; if she wants to come back I and behave, she is welcomed. When the child-training exports '• set up their routine, their first rule was—"Let 'cm cry." The quints, who a | were used to getting instant alien- ; . lien when they cried, found this i * I rather hard to Inke, and set out al i , once lo sec whether they had more do far less quarreling when playii a together; they behave better at the table, make less fuss when going lo ' bed. Soon Caught One incident shows On how these five sisters nre about things It happened about a year ajo, when it was discovered that more cases of disobedience were cropping out during the outdoor play neriod than in any otlwr part of Ihe routine. Since this period does not ordinarily produce much trouble, the psychologists were puzzled. At last they got the answci public. The public liked to see all necessary -Interference In situation. that there vcnlly were-five of ihetrf: Hence the nurses had hecflme reluc- lant to discipline a child, through .Isolation, during that period. ; The quints.didn't know Ihe reason for It, bul they soon caught on lo the fact that at this particular \ Too Early (or Itcsulls The tiuints arc Icarnin,, to got excellent control over lhei r tempers since n cardinal rul c of their train- Ing routine has been that; n .show i of anger never note a child nny- tlilug. Am! so, since tiisy hiivc l(U!e fenr, seldom get nngry njid ob*y tlio rules us well ns 3-yenr-olds could bo expected to obey them, it can to) MOII tliat their training Is pro- How sallafactorlly. will 1 it go in Die future? The psychologists' report concludes wltli these words: "It Is too early lo prognosticate the development of the control of fear In these five children, Ixcauso of Ilielr uimsiuil environment, Al llie present, time llio stability of Ilielr surroundings makes for an atmosphere of trust and. confidence. but one cHii suggest that very soon (liese children must have tin op- portmilty of wider social experimentation it the emotional aspect of Ilielr personnWle.s Is lo (je fully nnd adequately developed." Half Moon News Ourll.s Wldncr tins rcturndd homo after spending three moiiths lii .Sufferers- of STOMACH ULCERS % HYPERACIDITY DEFINITE RELIEF OR MONEY BACK '.'I'ln W 1 ' 1 *" 11 TKISATMBCT hu i! ?!', i'™," 1 '"' <l<-1lnllo rullof " « OAvS Tm'£'",/ tcW - t0t -° OH LKIHBV nnos. unua co, KOIilNHON DRUQ CO. Hie Manila; PEOPLE'S UR.UCJ STORK Threo Rivers, Mich, ',;] Miss cora Le 0 Coleman was al tiio school Tuesday night to organs tzo a demonstration club. Eight members were enrolled. . •, | John Nebus, who has been very sick at (ho home of Ills sister, Mrs, Llghtfcol, has go«e to Memphis for treatment. • •) Henry 1'hllllps, ot Cottonwool visited Mr. mid Mrs. Oscar Ingram Monday. Miss Maxlne Holland, of para-' goiiltl, Li spending the week here with her grandfather, J. Holland. Mrs. oscnr Ingrain to visiting (n CBrulliersvllle. Special Announcement Paris Fashion Shoes will be drnnwtized In March of Time Nationwide Itroadcnst T". Tonight al 7::iO I'. M. Zellner Slipper Shop AVOID THE 'UNSAFE' STICKER I-'RRB TcatiitK of Urtikcs, Wheel Alignment, Lights liEFOHB KoitiK to nfi authorized State Inspection PIMM"' e " s ^ yoilr cul> '"" tr « ck (any «"«!«!> v i,,« ' V'" Ali(J ft ^nswIucnUy you will know lid-ill test wh « tl " cr »r "°l it wilt pium ihe of- . M ii!i! ni of . T * slin £ E'i«i|>menl for Brakes, WOFOR COMPANY I'honc 810—24-Houi- Service time they could break the law i with impunity. ' Restoration of strict discipline during the outdoor plav-period soon ended that. several, the [|iiinl,s play lo ,. gclher very well ami have f«y | .(iinrrels. As in any group of chll- I dreii, of course, Ihere arc occasional ' spate—but they usually end with I, the two disputants silling- down:I calmly and playing together. A healthy attitude of adventure Is being developed in the (mints' play. The psychologists have iwi- fied that it Is surprising how little the quints notice the stumblings fallings and bumpings that arc n part of all outdoor play for children. Dr. Blatz's theory Is that adults In general should Interfere in such activities "only to prevent homirltls suicide." carefully avoiding un- & FARM & CITY DON'T BUY A 1TCHEN RANGE UNTIL YOU SEE US! ENTERPRISE-H MAJESTIC COAL and WOOD RANGES $1A75 W H IS KEY W H j S k E Y DOLLARS WASTED ON UPKEEP CAN'T BUY NEW ROADS Also Coleman Gasoline Ranges * Prices Cut Below Cost! 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