If a child lives with…

If a child lives with criticism
She learns to condemn
If a child lives with hostility
She learns to fight
If a child lives with ridicule
She learns to be shy
If a child lives with shame
She learns to feel guilty

If a child lives with too much responsibility
She learns to neglect herself
If a child lives with expectation
She learns to carry the weight of others
If a child lives with anger
She learns to act out of fear

If a child lives with tolerance
She learns to be patient
If a child lives with encouragement
She learns confidence
If a child lives with praise
She learns to appreciate
If a child lives with fairness
She learns justice

If a child lives with security
She learns to have faith
If a child lives with approval
She learns to like herself
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship
She learns to find love in the world

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