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Children Live What They Learn

Updated on May 16, 2017

Have you ever listened with great intent

As a Child delivers a story

One simply cannot do it with half attention

But rather with full concentration and a very listening ear

Their little voices the infliction

The excitement and joy comes not from the telling

But from awareness that you are listening and give apt attention

To raise a happy, healthy Child

One must take care to give undivided attention

I know at times we get busy

trying to make a life

Exhaustion at times make the will weaker

A good parent finds the time for little voices that harkens

They tell you everything

If you listen with intent.

I listen with great intent as Jordie told his tale

He battled Alligators and over rocks, he did climb

And up and up he went

To save the little Princess from the bad Men he intoned

And as his Mother listened I heard what he did not say

His Parents gave him undivided attention

Time to dream and taught him how to play

They fostered his imagination

And right from wrong he learned

And as I listened carefully

I learned all he had to say.

For the Knight who saved the Princess from the bad Men. Although it does combine the actions of my three Son's as defining them as they engaged in outdoor play. Hunting for buried treasures and rescuing their little Sister from the boogie Man.

Disclaimer: Children Live what they learn is taken from a Bible passage and has been quoted throughout History in many variations.

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      Juliet Stewart-Austin 10 months ago from San Antonio, TX.

      ThreeKeys, thank you for the comment and the well- wishes. This one was written for a past acquaintance's Son.

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      Threekeys 10 months ago from Australia

      This is beautiful. All the best to you and your wonderful son.