Mothers create a happy childhood just by being home with their children. Home is where the child can be non-rushed. Instead of "hurrying the baby" the child can wake up naturally and begin his day in his own familiar surroundings. It is so important for Mothers to return to the hearth and home, for the sake of children.
However, even at home, Mothers of this era may have to refrain from over-regulating children. They should not be constantly ordered about, but lovingly guided, and the Mother should participate in the things she wants her children to do. For example, "It is time to eat. Let's go wash our hands!" is a good way to teach a child and let them follow. After the child has learned to do it on his own, he may do it by himself, even without having to be reminded.
The important thing is to treat childhood not as a battle but as something you are doing together, as you create good memories of even the simple training involved in washing their hands. Your voice and your actions should not show impatience, but kindness, love, and gentleness.
In my video on this subject, I have tried to summarize the reason we should be "daycaring" our own children---because it is a heart-to-heart experience. Let us remember our children have souls and we are accountable to God for the way we treat them and guide them. Their souls must be guided in a way that they will want to cooperate in their own development, for the Lord's sake! The home must, in their formative years, be their center, their anchor and their stability.
I also want to share my latest find at Goodwill, for under $10, a yard-long by Paul de Longpre....