Thursday Thirteen #15: Children Learn

I think I've shared too much of myself participating in TT. So I thought I'd share these parenting guidelines with all of you.

Parenting is the hardest job in the world, and sometimes we just needed some reminders of the impact of what we do and how it affects the lives of our children. There are actually 19 points here and not just 13. It's a bit long if you're going to read all the links, but its worth reading!!!

Happy Thursday!

Children Learn What They Live
~ by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph D, 1972 ~

  1. If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn
  2. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight
  3. If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive
  4. If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves
  5. If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy
  6. If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy
  7. If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty
  8. If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence
  9. If children live with tolerance, they learn patience
  10. If children live with praise, they learn appreciation
  11. If children live with acceptance, they learn to love
  12. If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves
  13. If children live with recognition, they learn it is better to have a goal

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  14. If children live with sharing, they learn generosity
  15. If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness
  16. If children live with fairness, they learn justice
  17. If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect
  18. If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and those about them
  19. If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live

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Laura said...

i remember the first time i read this whren i was a child. the words still ring true.
happy birthday to your son.
my birth day tt is up.

Shoshana said...

I love this poem. I think I'll book mark it.

Heart of Rachel said...

This is a beautiful post. As a mother, I realize the importance of bringing up a child in a well balanced environment. It's always important to teach them about good values. But we should also remember that we can successfully teach this to our children if we also embrace the values personally.

Retta said...

great thirteen and all very true :)

Tani said...

So cute! And they're so true, Jo. Everything! I'm hoping I'll always remember these in raising my children to their fullest potential.

Raggedy said...

I just loved this.
Thank you for sharing it.
Have a wonderful Thursday
My TT is posted

JO said...

Hi Laura,

Hi Shoshana,
Thanks! Glad you liked it.

Hi Rach,

JO said...

Hi Retta,

Hi Tani,
Just bookmark this and re-read it whenever you have the time. Doesn't hurt to keep on reading this over and over again.

Hi Raggedy,

Caylynn said...

Great list! Those are very true.

Thanks for stopping by!

she said...

My mom has a plaque in her kitchen with this poem on it. It's been there for as long as I can remember and I grew up reading it while doing the dishes.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Chelle Y. said...

I love that list! I have read it before, but have not seen it in a long time!

Janet said...

great poem and oh so true!

ghee said...

beautiful!!let me have a copy of this,Jo!

musta na?tapos na ang bakasyon ko at nakapagblog din sa wakas :)

Happy new year pala,Jo!!

Pen said...

What a great and true TT!

JO said...

Hi Caylynn, Chelle, Janet, Pen,
Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Ghee,
Sure! I'll email it to you!

Angelo said...

Great list JO, I'll be sure to remember these when I have my own kids :) Happy T13!

Leah said...

Great list Jo, I am sure to print this and post on my desk today.

dangkin said...

i love this! honestly, this is the 1st time i read this code--or is it a poem?

i'll save this for future reference.. thanks for sharing, JO :)

JohnH985 said...

A very good and important list. All parents should read it.

My 13 are up.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful. I'm making sure I have a copy of it for frequent reference.

Ann said...

With my 3 kids, iba-iba naman ang approach sa kanila dahil may madaling kausap at meron ding pahirapan talaga.

gracita said...

this one's very nice jo. one of my fears is not knowing how to raise my kid properly. i should copy and save this to serve as a guide when i have my own children :)

happy new year!

kooky kay said...

Thank you. I will read it.

Raquel said...

Wow, ang dami ko pa palang dapat malaman.

These links are very interesting Jo. Thank you for sharing, this is a good guidelines for me, a first timer mom.

dawn said...

don't have any kids here ... but I love this poem. It's a good reminder to all.

Happy TT

niceheart said...

I also love this poem. It's all so true.

JO said...

Hi Angelo, Leah, Dangkin, John, Cheryl,
Thanks for reading...

Hi Ann,
Same here!

Hi Gracita,
Just bookmark this entry so you can go back to it from time to time.

JO said...

Hi Kay,
I'm sure you won't regret reading it.

Hi Raquel,
Galing ng writer nito no?

Hi Dawn and Irene,
Thank you for reading.

kathy said...

thanks for sharing this lovely poem. truly words of wisdom to live by. it's also true that "children live what they learn."

Gina said...

Bless the children! And may every child find that the world is a friendly & wonderful place!

JO said...

Hi Kathy and Gina,
Thanks!! Glad you liked this entry.