"Children Learn What They Live"

If a child lives with criticism,
They learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
They learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule,
They learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame,
They learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance,
They learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement,
They learns confidence.
If a child lives with fairness,
They learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
They learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval,
They learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
They learns to find love in the world.

Dorothy Law Nolte





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