Children learn what they live
This is a time of the year to not only give thanks, but to make new resolutions for the upcoming year. We must also not forget what the true meaning of life is and the responsibility we have to our children.I am running this article again because it means so much to me especially this time of year. Happy holidays to you all.Most of us take children for granted. Unfortunately, we don’t spend enough time with them and they grow up too quickly. I want to share the writing of Dorothy Law Nolte.“If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.If children live with fairness, they learn justice.If children live with security, they learn to have faith.If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.If children live with acceptance and friendship, they learn to find love in the world.”Children are our most precious asset. They are our future. We must do the best we can to insure that they will be good adults. Someone once did a survey asking children what they would like to be when they grow up. Some said rich, some said doctors and bankers, but no one said good.