Parent Poem

Teaching Our Children

Having been a Camp Fire and Cub Scout leader, I saw early on how easily young children were influenced by what they were exposed to from the beginning. I watched those same children grow to adults and the results of their childhood training. I hope the parents that might read this poem will give it some thought.

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Lessons For Living

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Published: July 2016

I see you looking at your children,
Wondering what their lives will be.
If you verify some answers
Then their future you might see.

Have you taught them to be truthful?
Have you taught them to be kind?
Have you given them the wisdom
Needed to be color blind?

Have you taught them to be caring
For those handicapped some way?
Do you read to them at bedtime?
Have you taught them how to pray?

Have you taken time to tell them
What a miracle life is?
How to be aware of nature,
Share the beauty that it gives?

Have you taught them how important
It is to have respect for one another?
To be grateful, not be prideful
When good fortune you discover?

Do you let them know you love them
In a way that leaves no doubt,
So they know that is one thing
That they will never be without?

We like to think we've done our best.
Sometimes that's very true.
Can you say 'yes' to all my questions?
I will leave that up to you.

I hope your answer is affirmative,
For then I know that you will see
A future filled with happiness
Like it's supposed to be.

more by Alora M. Knight

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  • by Raelene J. Elliss, Australia
  • 1 week ago

Wow, this poem is just what the world needs to read. Praise God for the author of this lovely poem.

  • by Patricia Cisco
  • 9 months ago

I loved this poem. The list of things that should be given to our children to have an amazing journey through this life, it's all here! This poem contains so much wisdom! Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing.

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