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1. During what years does the desire to be with “the crowd” manifest itself most strongly in boys and girls?

2. What difficulties come to the parents in the management of boys and girls during this time?

3. In what ways can parents best exercise control over the companionships of their children during this vital period?

4. In what ways can the social needs of boys and girls be provided for in the home?

5. How far can and should parents go in participating in the pastimes of their children? What can be done to keep up the spirit of companionship between parents and children?

6. What can communities do to put down the “street corner” habits and the “hoodlumism” that comes of the boy gangs?

7. What pastimes and practices can be fostered to bring about a higher-minded companionship among young people?