If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
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.


~Diane Loomans, from “If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again”

Comments

  1. Love this! That's what I'm intenting to do from the beginning. And I am even more inspired by this poem. 🙂

  2. I like this one!!

Leave a Reply to Mayet Cancel reply

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.