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The Plan

“I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time.  Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.”  E.B. White (author of Charlotte’s Web)

It is increasingly apparent to me that most of us are not programmed to proactively plan our lives.  And why would we be?

When we are children, our parents and then school, tell us what to do: when to eat, when to sleep, when to get up and where we can and can’t go.

We are not taught to choose the things that are important to us and follow them passionately.

Imagine the difference in the mindset of the next generation, if we set about learning this as adults, and then passing the message on.

Mindful Parenting: Simple Lessons to be a Better Mom

I came across a picture on Facebook the other day which was a proverb about children.  It touched me deeply.  It covers all of my parenting ideals, that I have never had the eloquence to articulate.

Today I want to share it with you.

I think it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read and I hope you enjoy it too. xx

 

If a child lives with criticism he learns to condemn

If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight

If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy

If a child learns to feel shame, he learns to feel guilty

However….

If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient

If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence

If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate

If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice

If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith

If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world

Dorothy Low Neite

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