Friday, November 12, 2010

For Young Parents...

...From an older parent, I guess...

The following is by Dianne Loomans:

If I had my child to raise all over again,

I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less.

I would do less correcting and more connecting.

I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I would care to know less, and know to care more.

I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.

I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.

I'd do more hugging and less tugging.

I'd build self-esteem first, and the new house later.

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I'd teach less about the love of power,

and more about the power of love.

1 comment:

  1. i am totally gonna get that framed!!!! very powerful words! thanks for sharing


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