If a Child Lives With Praise, He Learns to Appreciate #moms #dads #parenting

One of my favorite poems I had posted on my wall growing up was Children Learn What They Live by Dorothy Law Nole. For some reason, I was thinking about it today and remembered that I have it safely put in a box somewhere because it is old and slightly torn. I think this is a great poem, and that every parent should have it posted somewhere. 
Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nole

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

You can buy this poem as a poster or a blanket on Amazon!  
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