1. a) What did you think of Rex's Christmas presents to the children?
b) What does this incident reveal to you about his character and his relationship to his children?
c)Would this type of present have made you happy when you were Jeannette's age? Why or why not?
d) What is your favorite present that you have ever received from your parents, and why?
2. a) Describe the relationship between Rex and Rose Mary. Give at least one specific example from these pages to support your opinion. How do you suppose their relationship affected their children?
b) In which ways did your parents' relationship (as husband and wife) affect you when you were Jeannette's age?
3. What types of activities did the children do for fun? Do you think that these were beneficial for the children's development? In which ways?