Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Beautiful Poem

Wendy Snyder was here on Tuesday, talking to us about effectively handling and preventing power struggles. It was great information and beneficial to us all! At the end of her talk, she shared this beautiful poem which I would like to also share here. I hope you are encouraged by these words!

Everyday I Have My Child to Raise Over Again
by Diane Loomans

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


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