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Learn what you live

Children Learn by What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.


If a child lives with criticism
they learn to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility
they learn to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule
they learn to be shy.
If a child lives with shame
they learn to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance
they learn to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement
they learn confidence.
If a child lives with praise
they learn to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness
they learn justice.
If a child lives with security
they learn to have faith.
If a child lives with approval
they learn to like themselves.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship
They learn to find love in the world.
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