Wednesday

My New Mommy Mantra

I recently posted about my worries and fears of creating a monster brat of a child. The feedback I received was helpful, so I wanted to thank you, readers, for easing my mind

Not to get too sentimental, but I wanted to share my new parenting affirmation today. And just because I found it printed in the front of an elementary school cookbook doesn't make it any less profound, ok? Here is what I currently have stuck on the front of my fridge at home:

"Children Live What the Learn."

By Dorothy Law Nolte

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.

If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.

If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.

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 to be patient.

If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.

If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.

If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.

If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and others.

If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

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