Monday, August 29, 2011

Children Learn What They Live

If a child lives with criticism,
He learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility,
He learns to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule,
He learns to be shy.

If a child lives with shame
He learns to feel guilty.

If a child lives with tolerance,
He learns to be patient.

If a child lives with praise,
He learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with encouragement,
He learns confidence.

If a child lives with fairness,
He learns justice.

If a child lives with security,
He learns to have faith.

If a child lives with approval,
He learns to like himself.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
He learns to find love in the world.


~Dorothy Law Nolte Ph.D.


Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted. ~Garrison Keillor

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. ~Annie Sullivan

What we desire our children to become, we must endeavor to be before them. ~Andrew Combe

Children need models more than they need critics.  ~Joseph Joubert


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