I recently started reading Gentle Measures, a book by Jacob Abbott. My husband found this book a few years ago and I saw it on the shelf so I thought I’d see what it was about. I can’t say for sure about the whole book, but so far I really like it. The encouragement to have sympathy with our children, to enter into their childish interests, to treat them gently and lovingly is so great. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of it, but time for reading is scarce these days!