A Child's Ten Commandments 
 to Parents
by Dr. Kevin Leman

1. My hands are small.
Please don't expect perfection
whenever I make a bed,
draw a picture or throw a ball.
My legs are short ; Please slow down
so that I can keep up with you.

2. My eyes have not seen the world
 as yours have ;
Please let me explore safely.
 Don't restrict me unnecessarily.

3. Housework will always be there.
I'm only little for such a short time.
Please take time to explain
 things to me about this wonderful world,
and do so willingly.

4. My feelings are tender.
 Please be sensitive to my needs.
Don't nag me all day long.
(You wouldn't want to be nagged
for your inquisitiveness.)
Treat me as you would like to be treated.

5. I am a special gift from God.
Please treasure me, as God
 intended you to do, 
 holding me accountable for my actions,
giving me guidelines to live by
 and disciplining me in a loving manner.

6. I need your encouragement 
but not your praise,  to grow.
Please go easy on the criticism ;
 remember, you can criticize
the things I do without criticizing me.

7. Please give me the freedom
to make decisions concerning myself.
Permit me to fail so that I can learn
from my mistakes. 
Then someday, I'll be prepared to
make the kind of decisions life requires of me.

8. Please don't do things over for me.
Somehow that makes me feel that my efforts
didn't quite measure up to your expectations.
  I know it's hard, but please don't try
to compare me with my brother or sister.

9. Please don't be afraid to leave
for a weekend together.
Kids need vacations from parents,
just as parents need vacations from kids.
 Besides, it's a great way to show us
kids that your marriage is very special.

10. Please take me to Sunday school
and church regularly,
setting a good example for me to follow.
 I enjoy learning more about God.
 by Dr. Kevin Leman.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!



   

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Date Created:
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Updated: July 28, 2005