Children Learn What They Live
Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

 If children live with criticism
They learn to condemn. 

If children live with hostility
They learn to fight.

 If children live with ridicule
They learn to be shy.

If children live with encouragement,
They learn confidence.

 If children live with tolerance,
They learn to be patient.

 If children live with praise,
They learn to appreciate.

 If children live with approval,
They learn to like themselves.

 If children live with honesty,
They learn truthfulness.

 If children live with security,
They learn to have faith in themselves and others.

 If children live with friendliness,
They learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

 Copyrightę 1972/1975 by Dorothy Law Nolte
This is the author-approved short version.
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