Children Learn What They Live - two versions of an awesome poem

Doreen - posted on 01/02/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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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 . . .



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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 . . .



WITH WHAT IS YOUR CHILD LIVING?







Children Learn What They Live



If a child lives with criticism, he learns to feel discouraged

If a child lives with hostility, he learns to feel angry

If a child lives with violence, he learns to feel afraid

If a child lives with dishonesty, he learns to feel suspicious

If a child lives with judgement, he learns to feel guilty

If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to feel ashamed

If a child lives with disorder, he learns to feel confused

If a child lives with disappointment, he learns to feel helpless

If a child lives with silence, he learns to feel lonely



BUT



If a child lives with protection, he learns to feel safe

If a child lives with honesty, he learns to feel trustful

If a child lives with peace, he learns to feel calm

If a child lives with sharing, he learns to feel thankful

If a child lives with understanding, he learns to feel encouraged

If a child lives with laughter, he learns to feel happy

If a child lives with creativity, he learns to feel inspired

If a child lives with choice, he learns to feel free

If a child lives with community, he learns to feel supported

If a child lives with accomplishment, he learns to feel confident

If a child lives with meaning, he learns to feel fulfilled

If a child lives with love, he learns to feel tender

WITH WHAT IS YOUR CHILD LIVING?

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Doreen - posted on 01/02/2009

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Me too. I needed the reminder and posted the poem on my computer desk too.

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Mandy - posted on 01/02/2009

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I have a copy of the "Children Learn What They Live" poem on my classroom wall. I try to read the poem once in awhile to remember to be patient.

Mandy - posted on 01/02/2009

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I have a copy of the "Children Learn What They Live" poem on my classroom wall. I try to read the poem once in awhile to remember to be patient.

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