If I Had My Child to Rear Over Again

I’d finger paint more and point the finger less.

I’d 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 would be firm less often and affirm

much more.

I’d build self-esteem first and the

house later.

I’d teach less about the love of power

and more about the power of love.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:6

Sunday Handout 12-06-15