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    Default 20 Requests From Your Child

    This came home in the school newsletter yesterday. My little guy is in 2nd grade and baby girl is in 5th. It really touched me and made me think:

    Twenty Requests From Your Child

    1. Do not fulfill all my requests. I know quite well that I ought not to have all that I ask for. I am only testing you.
    2. Do not be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it. It makes me feel secure.
    3. Do not make me feel smaller than I am. It only makes me behave stupidly big.
    4. Do not correct me in front of other people if you can help it. I will take more notice if you talk quietly with me in private.
    5. Do not be too upset when I say "I hate you". It isn't you I hate, but your power to thwart me.
    6. Do not make me feel my mistakes are sins. It upsets my sense of values.
    7. Do not take too much notice of my small ailments. Sometimes they get inappropriate attention.
    8. Do not nag. If you do, I still have to protect myself by appearing deaf.
    9. Do not forget that I cannot explain myself as well as I would like. This is why I am not always accurate. This may be why I get angry and frustrated.
    10. Do not make rash promises. Remember that I feel badly let down when promises are broken.
    11. Do not tax my honesty too much. I am easily frightened into telling lies.
    12. Do not be inconsistent. That confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.
    13. Do not tell me my fears are silly. They are terribly real and you can do much to reassure me if you try to understand.
    14. Do not put me off when I ask questions. If you do, you will find that I stop asking and seek my information elsewhere.
    15. Do not suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It makes me feel small when I cannot match up and it gives me too great a shock when I discover you are not.
    16. Do not think it is beneath your dignity to apologize to me. An honest apology makes me feel surprisingly warm toward you.
    17. Do not forget how quickly I am growing up. It must be very difficult to keep pace with me but please do try.
    18. Do not forget I love experimenting. I could not do without it, so please put up with it.
    19. Do not forget to treat me as a human; a person with feelings just like you.
    20. Do not forget that I cannot thrive without lots of understanding love, but I do not need to tell you, do I?

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    spectacular!
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    Wow. Excellent stuff, that.
    Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
    False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
    Compassion is the basis of all morality.
    The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
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    That's a great list. I like #16 but you have to be careful. I think I've told my daughter one too many times "Honey, I'm sorry I forgot (insert whatever). You know sometimes Mommy's brain doesn't work so well and I forget" because the next time you might forget something and it's in front of people that your little darling says "Mom, is your brain not working again". Ah yes, children can be such a blessing.

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    That's a pretty good list right there.
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    i look at these as goals. it would be wonderful if i could be perfect all the time like this..and i do strive to empower and so on,but life isnt a neat little line down the middle..and neither are most scenarios with kids..lots of times im just trying to figure out the right thing to say that will convey the lesson, the point, the love,..you know? And if i can get that right, or at least not fuck it up, im ready for the next opportunity to try..

    if anyone gets all these all the time, you are a better person than I
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    I fuck a lot of those up and often, but I recognize it and yes, they're goals. Nobody is perfect.
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    That's a great list. I can just hear my little guy reading it off to me.


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    Great stuff. That's going to stay on my fridge for a very long time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by perticelli
    i look at these as goals. it would be wonderful if i could be perfect all the time like this..and i do strive to empower and so on,but life isnt a neat little line down the middle..and neither are most scenarios with kids..lots of times im just trying to figure out the right thing to say that will convey the lesson, the point, the love,..you know? And if i can get that right, or at least not fuck it up, im ready for the next opportunity to try..

    if anyone gets all these all the time, you are a better person than I
    I'm sure you do just fine. Parenting is the most difficult yet most rewarding job. I am speechless at the trust and unconditional love that shows in the eyes of my kids when they look to me. I'm struck and humbled by the enormous responsibility. And I pray constantly that I do it right. I forget if the list above mentioned anything about being a living example, but one thing I can't stand is parents that say, "Do as I say, not as I do."
    Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
    False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
    Compassion is the basis of all morality.
    The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
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