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.

                                                                                           – author unknown

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

'If I had my Child to Rear Over Again' have 2 comments

  1. October 1, 2014 @ 12:07 am Meslam Timawus

    This poem is powerful and timely. Thanks for posting it.


    • October 1, 2014 @ 2:41 pm Eagle's View

      As a father of three, I am reminded of how important it is to spend time with my kids.


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