If a child lives with criticism,

    He learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility,

    He learns to fight.

If a child lives with fear,

    He learns to be apprehensive.

If a child lives with pity,

    He learns to feel sorry for himself.

If a child lives with ridicule,

    He learns to be shy.

If a child lives with shame,

    He learns to feel guilty.

If a child lives with encouragement,

    He learns to be confident.

If a child lives with praise,

    He learns to be patient.

If a child lives with praise,

    He learns to be appreciated.

If a child lives with acceptance,

    He learns to love.

If a child lives with approval,

    He learns to like himself.

If a child lives with recognition,

    He learns that it is good to have a goal.

If a child lives with sharing,

    He learns generosity.

If a child lives with honesty and fairness,

    He learns what truth and justice are.

If a child lives with security,

    He learns to have faith in himself and those around him.

If a child lives with friendliness,

    He learns that the world is a nice place in which to live.

If a child lives with serenity,

    Your child will live with a peace of mind.

With what is your child living?