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Winifred Sackville Stoner

  • Commandments for parents: I. Thou shalt not administer unto thy child physicial punishment. II. Thou shalt not scold thy child, but give rewards for good behavior. III. Thou shalt never say 'Don't' to thy child. IV. Thou shalt never say 'Must' to thy child. V. Thou shalt not give thy child occasion to disrespect thee. VI. Thou shalt not frighten thy child. VII. Thou shalt not allow thy child to say 'I can't.' VIII. Thou shalt always answer thy child's questions. IX. Thou shalt not tease thy child. X. Thou shalt make thy home the most attractive place thy child can find.

    • Winifred Sackville Stoner,
    • in Virginia Smith Cowper, "Chat From a Bookstore," The Book New Monthly ()

Winifred Sackville Stoner, U.S. educator

(1870 - 1931)

Full name: Winifred d’Estcourte