Children Poem

Overscheduled Kids

Our poor kids nowadays have so many expectations to live up to. It seems like everything we sign them up for takes up all their time to actually enjoy life. We schedule them for multiple activities, one after another. They become anxious and have no idea when they get a day off how to enjoy life! I am guilty of this myself with my 4 children! Sometimes we need a reminder to just let them be kids!

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Let Kids Be Kids

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Published: July 28, 2019

Let kids be kids; just let them be
Princesses, pirates; let the bath be the sea!

Let them stare at the sky and find animals in the clouds.
Let them dance in the rain and sing out loud.

Let them dream really big and wish upon a star.
Let them feel the wind in their hair from the window of a car.

Smell their dandelion bouquet like it's your favorite flower,
For they will grow up in what seems like just an hour.

Tell them bedtime stories each and every night.
Let them sleep in the middle when they awake with fright.

Shield them from evil and keep them from danger,
But teach them of acts of kindness for complete strangers.

Don't hurry them, overschedule them, and make them feel lost,
For if this happens it will be you who will pay the cost!

Let them build castles, do cartwheels, and find shells in the sand.
If they need a little help, then please give them a hand!

Let them walk barefoot and the grass tickle their feet,
For it's the small things in life that will make them feel complete!

Let them make couch cushion forts and sleep in a tent,
For this is the way childhood was meant to be spent!

Let them bring you breakfast in bed, let them burn your toast.
Someday it will be times like this you will miss the most.

Teach them how to serve others and be a good friend.
If you teach all these things, their love will have no end.

Teach them in life, not everyone will win.
And when they lose they need to accept with a grin.

It's not about the money you have and the things you have bought.
Life is all about lessons that parents have taught!

So let kids be kids, just let them be.
And our world will be a better place for you and for me!

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Wow! A truly amazing poem with a beautiful message for parents. Childhood is a special period with so much joy, innocence and wonder. It is a delightful stage. Besides, so much good can be accomplished during this time as it is way easier to nuture sound children than fix broken adults. This fantastic poem captures it all and more in beautiful words. Many thanks to the poet.

  • Jennifer Caldwell by Jennifer Caldwell Poet
  • 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words about my poem! I have 4 children and I definitely need to follow my own advice more often!

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