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Updated: January 21, 2013 2:12PM



Dr. Wallace: I am a 20-year-old mother of a 6-month-old daughter. She is the most beautiful baby in the whole world, and my husband and I will do our very best to see that she blossoms into a productive, law-abiding adult. To help us, our family doctor gave me a copy of “Children Learn What They Live.” The original hangs on the wall in his office.

I’m sure all the parents who read your column will enjoy reading it, if you will be so kind as to print it.

Mother, New York City

Mother: I’d be so kind!

CHILDREN LEARN
WHAT THEY LIVE

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 lives with shame he learns to feel guilty.

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 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.

Write to Dr. Wallace
at rwallace@galesburg.net



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