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Author: Kirkwood, James, 1650?-1708.
Title: The true interest of families, or, Directions how parents may be happy in their children, and children in their parents to which is annexed a discourse about the right way of improving our time / by a divine of the Church of England ; with a preface by A. Horneck.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The true interest of families, or, Directions how parents may be happy in their children, and children in their parents to which is annexed a discourse about the right way of improving our time / by a divine of the Church of England ; with a preface by A. Horneck.
Kirkwood, James, 1650?-1708.

London: Printed for J. Taylor, and J. Everingham, 1692.
Notes:
Contains 3 parts; each part has special t.p.: pt. 1. Advice to parents. London: Printed for S. Lowndes, 1690, pt. 2. Advice to children. London: Printed for S. Lowndes, [1690?], pt. 3. A discourse about the right way of improving our time. London : Printed for S. Lowndes, 1690.
Reproduction of original in the Bodleian Library.
Subject terms:
Family -- Great Britain.
Family -- Religious life.
Parent and child -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A47519.0001.001

Contents
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THE PREFACE.
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THE CONTENTS Of Advice to Parents.
PART I.
PART II.
THE CONTENTS OF Advice to Children.
The Contents OF The Discourse about the Right Way of Improving our Time.
ADVICE TO PARENTS.
PART I.
The first Duty of Parents for the Souls of their Children, is, to consecrate them to God in Baptism.
2. Duty, to season their Minds betimes with good Impressions.
3. Duty, to teach them to pray.
4. Duty, to observe carefully their tem∣per and disposition, and to endeavour to reform what is amiss therein.
5. Duty, to see that they be taught to Read.
6. Duty, to bring them to the place of pub∣lick Worship so soon as they are fit for it.
7. Duty, to make them understand their Baptismal Covenant.
8. Duty, to encourage them to come to the Lord's Table.
9. Duty, to take care that they ac∣custom themselves to Self-Exa∣mination.
10. Duty, to observe what Providences they meet with, and to acquaint them therewith in due time.
Some Directions to Parents, how to render their Endeavours effectual.
Some Motives to excite Parents to do these things.
Advice to Parents.
The Duties of Parents as to their Childrens Bodies.
The Duty of Parents as to the outward Estate of their Children.
The above mentioned particulars earnestly recommended to Parents.
Concerning the Duty of Parents when God removeth their Children by death.
SOME FORMS OF PRAYER WHICH Parents may teach their Chil∣dren according to their Age.
A Morning Prayer to be taught Children, when they begin to speak.
A Morning Prayer for Children, when they come to twelve or fourteen years of Age; sooner or later, according to the ripe∣ness of their understanding.
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ADVICE TO CHILDREN.
1. Duty of Children, to honour their Pa∣rents: and how they are to honour them.
2. Duty, to obey their Parents.
3. Duty of Children, to be determined by their Parents as to their Calling.
4. Duty, not to suffer themselves to be bestowed in Marriage against their Pa∣rents will.
5. Duty, to submit to their Parents Re∣proofs and Chastenings.
6. Duty, to love their Parents, and how they are to express their Love.
7. Duty, to pray for their Parents.
Motives to excite Children to do these things.
The Conclusion, shewing how Children ought to improve what hath been said.
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How Time is to be redeemed.
Some Motives to excite you to do these things.