Monday, June 9, 2008

Children Learn

When we our children were 'children' we had a wall hanging called,

"Children Learn What They Live"
it is great, altho', unfortunately, I was often in too much of a hurry to remember it's teachings. I would love to share it with you and trust that you will allow it to influence you.
(It does shed great insight into ourselves also.)


CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE
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If children live with CRITICISM
they learn to CONDEMN.
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If children live with HOSTILITY,
they learn to FIGHT.
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If children live with FEAR,
they learn to be APPREHENSIVE.
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If children live with PITY,
they learn to FEEL SORRY FOR THEMSELVES.
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If children live with JEALOUSY,
they learn what ENVY is.
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If children live with SHAME,
they learn to feel GUILTY.
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If children live with TOLERANCE,
they learn to be PATIENT.
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If children live with ENCOURAGEMENT,
they learn to be CONFIDENT.
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If children live with PRAISE,
they learn to APPRECIATE.
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If children live with APPROVAL,
they learn to BE THEMSELVES.
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If children live with ACCEPTANCE,
they learn to FIND LOVE in the world.
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If children live with RECOGNITION,
they learn to have a GOAL.
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If children live with SHARING,
they learn to be GENEROUS.
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If children live with HONESTY and FAIRNESS,
they learn what TRUTH and JUSTICE are.
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If children live with SECURITY,
they learn to have FAITH in themselves
and in those around them.
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If children live with FRIENDLINESS,
they learn that the world is a NICE place
in which to live.
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If children live with SERENITY,
they learn to have PEACE OF MIND.
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WHAT ARE YOUR CHILDREN LIVING WITH?
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