WISDOM FROM THE GRANDMOTHERS: INSPIRATION FOR THE NEW YEAR

The “Wisdom” series presents observations spoken by experienced grandmothers that should be heard by all mothers.

The following passage is rather well known but worth reflecting upon once in awhile.  As we welcome in the new year we post it for you to read with the thought that motor skill development is some of the earliest confidence building one can receive.  The grandmother that passed this quote to me obtained it from an Intercultural Relations Workshop taught in 1962 at the University of New Mexico, and was used by Dr. Burton Henry of Los Angeles State College.  We do not know if Dr. Henry wrote it himself.  My friend distributes the text to all parents in her parenting classes.  Enjoy the reading and HAPPY NEW YEAR from Stellar Caterpillar!

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 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 GUILTY…

If a child lives with TOLERANCE, he learns to CONDEMN…

If a child lives with CRITICISM, 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 APPRECIATIVE…

If a child lives with ACCEPTANCE, he learns to LIKE HIMSELF…

If a child lives with RECOGNITION, he learns it is GOOD TO HAVE A GOAL…

If a child lives with FAIRNESS, he learns JUSTICE…

If a child lives with SECURITY, he learns to have FAITH IN HIMSELF and in 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?

 

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