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If I had my child to raise again

06 March 2020
We should all try to parent with this in mind…
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If I had by child to raise again

by Diana Loomans
If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I would care to know less and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites. I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often. I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I’d model less about the love of power, And more about the power of love.
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About the author
Beth has an M.A. in Parent Coaching and Child Development, is a certified PCI parent coach and is founder of Parent-Solutions Parent Coaching. She is based in Boston, in the U.S.A.
This post originally appeared in Parent Solutions