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Child's Ten Commandments

Discussion in 'Inspirational Stories' started by Neutral Singh, Jun 4, 2005.

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    ”A Child's Ten Commandments to Parents”, by Dr. Kevin Leman

    1. My hands are small; please don't expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball. My legs are short; please slow down so that I can keep up with you.
    2. My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; please let me explore safely: don't restrict me unnecessarily.
    3. Housework will always be there. I'm only little for such a short time – please take time to explain things to me about this wonderful world, and do so willingly.
    4. My feelings are tender; please be sensitive to my needs; don't nag me all day long. (You wouldn't want to be nagged for your inquisitiveness.) Treat me as you would like to be treated.
    5. I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God intended you to do, holding me accountable for my actions, giving me guidelines to live by, and disciplining me in a loving manner.
    6. I need your encouragement, but not your praise, to grow. Please go easy on the criticism; remember, you can criticize the things I do without criticizing me.
    7. Please give me the freedom to make decisions concerning myself. Permit me to fail, so that I can learn from my mistakes. Then someday I'll be prepared to make the kind of decisions life requires of me.
    8 Please don't do things over for me. Somehow that makes me feel that my efforts didn't quite measure up to your expectations. I know it's hard, but please don't try to compare me with my brother or my sister.
    9. Please don't be afraid to leave for a weekend together. Kids need vacations from parents, just as parents need vacations from kids. Besides, it's a great way to show us kids that your marriage is very special.
    10. Please take me to Sunday school and church regularly, setting a good example for me to follow. I enjoy learning more about God.
    #1 Neutral Singh, Jun 4, 2005
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