Children need encouragement
to be the best they can be;
The impression that we have of them
is most likely what they will see.
We need to be always careful
about everything that we say,
Because the effect can make them view
themselves in a different way.
By always displaying our love for them,
being careful to never neglect,
We will help them to show their love for others
and treat them with respect.
Praising children for doing good things,
not nagging about each mistake,
Will help them to build self-confidence—
what a difference that can make!
Connie Arnold, excerpt of Abiding Hope & Love