Family Jail

The mother who as a guest in another home allowed her little four-year-old son to gouge holes in the leather seats of six new chairs while the hostess was out preparing tea probably thought she would warp his creative instincts if she laid a hand on him. But the hostess, when she saw the depredation, could have laid a hand on him with a clear conscience. And if someone doesn’t soon, the law will behind gray walls. In all justice, of course, the mother should be put in with him. It isn’t fair for parents to prepare their children for jail and then let them go alone.

Richard S. Taylor, The Disciplined Life, (Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1962), 81.