John Locke on Parenting: Some Thoughts Concerning Education

A brief discussion of classical liberal theorist John Locke’s views on early childhood and youth upbringing and education, including some odd ideas like bathing kids in cold water and not feeding them regularly. Locke’s goal was to produce a well-rounded gentleman who was hard working but not driven by wealth or power. All this from his book, Some Thoughts Concerning Education. I will do one more on Locke and then turn to Rousseau’s thoughts on education in his book Emile.…

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