Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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

10 Grateful Heart's Words:

Rick Vaughn said...

This poem is so true. Kids for the most part are mirror image of their childhood. Thanks for sharing Shawie.

Mel Alarilla said...

Yes, that is all so true. Children will learn what their parents will teach them. So we must teach them the right values in life. Thanks for this post. God bless you always.

GAGAY said...

ate shawie..talagang totoo po eto! and should I say, naranasan ko tlaga to..heheh!

gagay

GAGAY said...

ate shawie..hehehe..thank you nga pala for dropping a while at my park..Imelda Marcos ka pala?wahahha!

I'll better call you Ate IMELDA MARCOS..hehehe!LOL!

gagay

Deb DiSalvo said...

My parents had this poem hung on our kitchen wall growing up and I remember reading it growing up and never understanding it. You brought back memories reading this again - how different it is now that I have a child. Thanks for posting this - so true!
Cheers!

iceah said...

love this poem c: this is very true c:

Mizé said...

Hi. Beautiful poem, and so true. We are what we live.
Good Friday!

the donG said...

nice. so true and very striking.

Shinade said...

Very nice pick Shawie and oh so true!! I wanted to leave a comment last night but I was just exhausted and way way behind.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!:-)

Mayet said...

hi! I like this poem,I even have my own copy.