Sunday, September 5, 2010

children's DOs and DONTs for parents

i got this from a blog i visit daily (see link below) and I feel like every parent should know this and live it by heart...  =)

1. Don't spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all I ask for. I'm only testing you.

2. Don't be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it, it makes me feel secure.

3. Don't let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages.

4. Don't make me feel smaller than I am. It only makes me behave stupidly "big".

5. Don't correct me in front of people if you can help it. I'll take much more notice if you talk quietly with me in private.

6. Don't make me feel that my mistakes are sins. It upsets my sense of values.

7. Don't protect me from consequences. I need to learn the painful way sometimes.

8. Don't be too upset when I say "I hate you". Sometimes it isn't you I hate but your power to thwart me.

9. Don't take too much notice of my small ailments. Sometimes they get me the attention I need.

10. Don't nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.

11. Don't forget that I cannot explain myself as well as I should like. That is why I am not always accurate.

12. Don't put me off when I ask questions. If you do, you will find that I stop asking and seek my information elsewhere.

13. Don't be inconsistent. That completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.

14. Don't tell me my fears are silly. They are terribly real and you can do much to reassure me if you try to understand.

15. Don't ever suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me too great a shock when I discover that you are neither.

16. Don't ever think that it is beneath your dignity to apologize to me. An honest apology makes me feel surprisingly warm towards you.

17. Don't forget I love experimenting. I couldn't get along without it, so please put up with it.

18. Don't forget how quickly I am growing up. It must be very difficult for you to keep pace with me, but please do try.

19. Don't forget that I don't thrive without lots of love and understanding, but I don't need to tell you, do I?

20. Please keep yourself fit and healthy. I need you.

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  1. This is a great post! I like all of these, but I like the one where you say that we should not act perfect. We are not and it is good for our children to see that we make mistakes and can fix them or work on things. I loved this! I hope you have a great week! Come and visit Little Chick. I got a video up.

    Mama Hen

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  2. This is great! Who wrote this? Really interesting and so true!

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  3. Thank you for your comment my friend. I really appreciate it! I wrote an update. I am so tired and worried and tired. It is nice to know there are kind blogging friends out there who are sending well wishes. Have a great night my friend!

    Mama Hen

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  4. Thank you again for your kind comment my friend. Little Chick is feeling much better. I really appreciate your comments! Have a great night.

    Mama Hen

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  5. I gave you an award! Have a great day my friend!

    Mama Hen

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