If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.... If children live with acceptance, they learn to love. Expanding on her universally loved poem, "Children Learn What They Live". which has nourished countless families since its initial publication in 1954, Dorothy Law Nolte offers a simple but powerful guide to parenting, by inspiring values through example. Addressing issues of security, self-worth, tolerance, honesty, fear, respect, fairness, patience, and more, this book of rare common sense will help a new generation of parents find their own parenting wisdom and draw out their childs immense inner resources.
Written with psychotherapist Rachel Harris, this book is, like the poem, both inspirational and practical, and resonates with readers through its clarity. Each of the 19 couplets of the poem is developed into a chapter--on jealousy, shame, praise, recognition, honesty, fairness, tolerance, and more--and offers a clear, constructive perspective on teaching its moral lesson. Illustrations.