A child learns that he has to live with others

Children learn that they have to live with and are surrounded by others  Children are like little sponges absorbing everything around them – the good and the not so good.

If a child lives with criticism, it teaches him to judge.

If a child lives with hostility, it teaches him to fight.

If a child lives with mockery, it teaches him to be shy.

If a child lives with shyness, it teaches him to feel guilty.

If a child lives with tolerance, it teaches him patience.

If a child lives with encouragement, it teaches him to relay on himself.

If a child lives with praise, it teaches him appreciation.

If a child lives with reasonableness, it teaches him to be fare.

If a child lives with security, it teaches him to trust and believe.

If a child lives with approval, it teaches him to love himself.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, it teaches him to see the love in the world all around him.

The bottom line is what we put into our child’s upbringing we are more likely to get out.   Ever heard the saying: “Happy Home, Happy Children.”   Although it sounds like a cliché, nothing can be truer. I am not referring to a perfect home, if you are a parent you know there is nothing like perfection, only love.

On many occasions I struggle to not take my frustrations and worries out on my kids, but I am only human and sometimes it does happen and it manifests in me screaming at them for no reason.  It is not ideal and to add insult to injury, I read today that screaming parents raise screaming children. Not good!!

I am going to make a consistent effort to put more good of myself into my children.  That can only benefit everybody and brings us a step closer to A Happy Home, Happy Children, and a Happy Mom.

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