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If I Had This Child To Teach Again

If I Had This Child To Teach Again


I'd build character first, and subject matter later.
I'd finger paint more and point fingers 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 care less about behaviour and more about feelings


I'd worry less tomorrow, and care more about today.
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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