Children Poem

Where The Children Grow

This poem talks about children growing up and how we often miss it if we don't watch very closely.

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Reading the poem just reminded me that I cannot be a disciplinarian with my 12 year old all the times. I need to understand his aptitude and attitude towards life.

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© Christy R. Dawson

Published: Feb 2006

Where Do The Children Grow

When you see a smiling face
Their happiness all over the place
Singing, laughing, cries of glee,
Come they say, Play with me
The slide, the swing, the monkey bars.
Look at them close to see who they are.
Lots of races, Ready, Set, Go.
This is how the children grow.

If you watch them everyday
You'll see they learn as they play
They'll do what they see, and say what they hear.
You're their teacher throughout the years.
Their ideas and thoughts in their eyes shine.
Imagination is a glimpse of their mind
When you're not looking, don't you know
This is when the children grow.

Watch them as they learn to walk
Listen to them when they talk
Keep them safe, away from harm
Wrap them gently within your arms
Teach them to share and how to take turns.
Set good examples from which they will learn.
At home, at school, wherever they go
This is where the children grow.

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  • by Ruchita Pore
  • 10/25/2014

Reading the poem just reminded me that I cannot be a disciplinarian with my 12 year old all the times. I need to understand his aptitude and attitude towards life.

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  • by Myra Lovett, NC
  • 2/4/2014

I printed this poem with your name and framed it for my classroom. I am a first year daycare teacher/student. I made sure you were given proper citation when I turned in my project. Thank you for a lovely poem! It fit our theme project perfectly!

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I used the poem on my website, www.jbremer.com (due credit given) as inspiration for parents...

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  • by Desideria, Indonesia
  • Jul 2010

As a mother of 2 children with ADD & ADHD, I really keep on struggling to raise them. I want my children to experience life fully as happy, contented person. Many times it is a challenge for my husband and I to do so...but this poem strengthen us to try again and again...because they are our most precious treasure :)

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