Friday, May 7, 2010

Children learn what they live

Motherly advice is this week's topic at Mommy Moments. I am sharing this very wise poem by Dorothy Nolte to all moms out there. Guess many of you have this at home, too. I bought a hanging poster of this poem before to always remind me of these great pieces of advice for us, moms.

Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
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 patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

Let's do our best to create an environment where we let our kids learn what we want them to be. Teaching them the values we want them to emulate all depends on us, parents. This is mom's greatest responsibility and challenge. 

Happy Moms' Day, everyone! 

P.S. I'm trying to diminish my time with the computer as I'm becoming bad example to my kids. So, less time blogging especially that I'll be doing another thesis pretty soon, rebalancing priorities although I don't want to totally drop this thingie I love doing:)


chubskulit said...

So true, the way we raise our children is the way they will act as a person.

Happy Mother's Day

♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

Nice one! Happy Mother's Day and enjoy your laptop time out! :)

momgen said...

Yes i agree also. Happy mommy moments and mother's day too. See you.

Mine is here

RoseBelle said...

This is such a wonderful poem and how true in all the verses too. I wish every parent have a copy of it so they have guidance to help them with raising their kids with good values and morals. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Same here sis! I can only go online when Aori is asleep / out playing with friends. Its kinda ironic to be a great mother when you're facing the pc more than them. Enjoy your Mom's day celebration!

Anonymous said...

I agree, how our children act is a reflection of where they were brought up. Nice one!

Cecile said...

i love this true! Happy Mother'sa Day and thank you for sharing :-)!

tatess said...

Happy mothers day to you!

Anonymous said...

Hello there sis! Now that you mentioned it, it is kinda opposite to your post.. only funnier hehe.. :)

Dhemz said...

very inspiring and so true...thanks for sharing the poem te...:)

btw, happy mother's day!

simply kim said...

very true! thanks for sharing! nice post. take your enjoy and enjoy motherhood!

Ellen Joy said...

Thanks for the tips sis.. happy mom
s day :D

mirage2g said...

A beautiful piece...I dig it!

I btw have an award for you!

Vernz said...

dropping by nice .... we have a frame on this at our door back unfortunately minsan ... tao lamang ... di nasusunod ... ahihihi!

Dhemz said...

andito ulit ako te...enjoy your time with your kids...kelan po pala sila uuwi satin? musta naman ang celebration nyo during mother's day?

salamat po sa dalaw kahit busy po kau jan...ingat po lagi!

Chris said...

i have read this before and i like this too!

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