030. If I Had My Child To Raise All Over Again…

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I would build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I would finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting,
I would take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I would take more hikes and fly more kites,
I would stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I would do more hugging and less tugging.
I would see the oak tree in the acorn more often.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I would model less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love.

– Diane Loomans

Thanks for posting this -

Thanks for posting this – I am going to have it enlarged, print it out and paste it at a very prominent place in our living room, so as to remind myself constantly.

Wow.. Serious reminder for

Wow.. Serious reminder for me… been having some kind of "cold war" with DS1 as I am picking on him so much these days.

Thanks for the quote Chief!


As it is - inspirational!

As it is – inspirational!

Profoundly beautiful..

Profoundly beautiful, Chief. Thanks for sharing it with us.. 


Nice ... thanks for

Nice … thanks for sharing!

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Very nice

Very nice Chief, thanks for sharing just chanced to read now!!!!!!!!!!!!

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