Monday, November 23, 2009

Children Learn What They Live

It is a blessing to have our own children don't you agree folks? I admit that me and my wife want to have our very our children soon too. Unlike other young adults, both of us wanted to settle down soon and raise our own lovely family. But it is not easy to raise a kid nowadays. Children these days are more vulnerable to all the negative values enveloping them. They are more easily influenced and peer pressure surely play an enormous role in their upbringing. So parents need to be on their toes all the time and give all their attention to their fledglings.

Love me!

My parents have brought me and bro up in a very special and warm way. Although we were very poor when we started off, dad and mum have always been able to make us feel safe and happy. They have also instilled lots of values in our lives. One thing I have learnt from them is that children learn what they live. If parents want their children to be someone "good" one day, they should be role models first. And certainly parents should always spent quality time with their "babies".

Children Learn What They Live

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 encouragement,
They learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance,
They learn to be patient.
If children live with praise,
They learn to appreciate.
If children live with acceptance,
They learn to love.
If children live with approval,
They learn to like themselves.
If children live with honesty,
They learn truthfulness.
If children live with security,
They learn to have faith in themselves and others.
If children live with friendliness,
They learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

I find this poem from Dorothy Law Nolte very inspiring and moving. I vow to be a great father one day. I'm going to be the world to all my children and I'm to give them my all. I am going to let them learn what they live. That's a promise I have made to all of you-my future children. :)

Hold them tight.

~First Commenter~