On Children: April 2013 Monthly Peace

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 fear, he learns to be apprehensive
If a child lives with pity, he learns to feel sorry for himself
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy
If a child lives with jealousy, he learns to feel guilt

BUT

If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident
If a child lives with praise, he learns to be appreciative
If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves
If a child lives with honesty, he learns what truth is
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice
If children live with recognition, they learn to have a goal
If children live with sharing, they learn to be generous
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith in himself and those about him
If a child lives with friendliness, he learns the world is a nice place in which to live

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26 thoughts on “On Children: April 2013 Monthly Peace

  1. Wonderful Post. I’ve read another rendition of this poem. We have children raising children in our society and I was one of them. I passed along some good qualities to my children although I couldn’t teach love and acceptance because I wasn’t taught to love and accept myself. I had too many fears as well. Some of our greatest teachers are the children we birth and our family. These people will show us the beauty and the beast within. Even though my children are grown and on their own, I can use this poem to nurture the child that still exits within me. We cannot teach or be an example what we haven’t learned and accepted for ourselves. Thank you Perpetua

    • Hi Pam, Never ever let go of your inner child. Spark that innocent mind and the love in your heart. It’s innate. God Bless and you are welcome. Perpetua.

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