Children Learn What They Live

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I just love this poem. Its a great reminder to keep ourselves in check. Life isnt always easy and sometimes we all react or behave in ways we wish we hadnt. We are human. But that doesnt mean we cant improve or set ourselves back on track.

Keeping reminders like this around is a great way :)
 

CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE

If children live with CRITICISM they will learn to CONDEMN.

If children live with HOSTILITY they will FIGHT.

If children live with FEAR they will be APPREHENSIVE.

If children live with PITY they learn to feel SORRY for themselves.

If children live with RIDICULE they learn to feel SHY.

If children live with JEALOUSY they learn to feel ENVY.

If children live with SHAME they will learn to feel GUILTY.

If children live with ENCOURAGEMENT they learn CONFIDENCE.

If children learn TOLERANCE they learn PATIENCE.

If children live with PRAISE they learn APPRECIATION.

If children learn ACCEPTANCE the learn to LOVE.

If children learn APPROVAL they learn to LIKE themselves.

If children live with RECOGNITION they learn it is good to have a GOAL.

If children live with SHARING they learn GENEROSITY.

If children live with HONESTY they learn TRUTHFULNESS.

If children live with FAIRNESS they learn JUSTICE.

If children live with KINDNESS and consideration they learn RESPECT.

If children live with SECURITY they learn to HAVE FAITH in themselves and those about them.

If children live with FRIENDLINESS they learn the world is a NICE place in which to live.

by:

Dorothy Law Nolte Ph.D.

 

 Build a child with confidence and the world will reap the benefits. Try to fix an adult with little to none and the world will feel the pain the sorrow and the cost.

by: Fredricka Davis

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