Children Learn What They Live

If Blessed Name lives with criticism, they learns to condemn.

If Blessed Name lives with hostility, they learns to fight.

If Blessed Name lives with ridicule, they learns to be shy.

If Blessed Name lives with shame, they learns to feel guilty.

If Blessed Name lives with tolerance, they learns to be patient.

If Blessed Name lives with encouragement, they learns confidence.

If Blessed Name lives with praise, they learns to appreciate.

If Blessed Name lives with fairness, they learns justice.

If Blessed Name lives with security, they learns to have faith.

If Blessed Name lives with approval, they learns to like Blessed Name.

If Blessed Name lives with acceptance and friendship,
they learns to find love in the world.

Adapted from the original by Dorothy Law Nolte.