Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Something to ponder on

Hear ye, oh dear parents out there! Here's a little note for you to reflect on what kind of behavioral environment your children (you want them to) live with.

Children Learn What They Live
by Dorothy L. Nolte

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, thely learn to be shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn what envy is.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
If children live with encouragement, they learn to be confident.
If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to find love in the world.
If children live with recognition, they learn to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn to be generous.

If children live with honesty and fairness,
they learn what truth and justice are.
If children live with security,
they learn to have faith in themselves and in those around them.
If children live with friendliness,
they learn that the world is a nice place in which to live.
If children live with serenity,
they learn to have peace of mind.

With what are your children living?

Again, let's ask ourselves, "with what are our children living?"

What we teach them will largely shape their thinking and attitude. If all children live with good environment, then, we'll surely have peace that we all aim for our society. When will that be? Only heaven knows. But as parents, we can start in our home, can't we?

Peace and happiness to all!

Source: Chicken Soup for the Soul (yep, we bought a copy, pikit-mata)


  • At 9/21/2006 02:54:00 AM, Anonymous aloi said…

    sounds simple enough, but there are so many things that we can't control. we can only do our best.

  • At 9/22/2006 05:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    wow, I like that.

  • At 9/27/2006 04:10:00 PM, Blogger ning said…

    i agree with you aloi. easier said than done, but yup, we can do our best.

    and to my anon visitor, thanks for dropping by.

  • At 10/10/2006 11:37:00 AM, Anonymous Kathleen said…

    sus, sa sunod ha pakisabi sa 1st sentence mo kung ano yun para di biglang taas at baba yung adrenaline ko. Kung narinig mo lang yung sigaw ko ng GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO--akala ko involving decision na kung mag stay or di magstay sa Japan. Ang babaw mo naman.

  • At 10/10/2006 12:11:00 PM, Blogger ning said…

    hi kath, na-surprise ka ba? hehehe

    pero kahit ganun yun, di kami nakatulog kagabi sa kakaisip kung tutuloy kami o hindi. alam mo namang mahirap gumastos ng malaki kapag wala sa plano... ;)


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