• 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 ridicule,

    He learns to be shy.

    If a child lives with shame,

    He learns to feel guilty.

    If a child lives with tolerance,

    He learns to be patient.

    If a child lives with encouragement,

    He learns confidence.

    If a child lives with praise,

    He learns to appreciate.

    If a child lives with fairness,

    He learns justice.

    If a child lives with security,

    He learns to have faith.

    If a child lives with approval,

    He learns to like himself.

    If a child lives with acceptance

    and friendship,

    He learns to find love in the world.
          
               --author unknown