21 Powerful Memos From Children To Their Parents!

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Parents and teachers prepare lists and memos for children all the time: a list of books to be read, a list of homework to be done, a list of general safety rules, etc. An elementary school in Belmont, however, has tried something new. They gave an unusual kind of memo which was written from a child’s perspective, and one of the moms shared it on Facebook. Here is that list, which includes incredibly insightful advices to parents…

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1. Don’t spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all that I ask for. I’m only testing you.

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2. Don’t be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it; It makes me feel more secure.

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3. Don’t let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages.

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4. Don’t make me feel smaller than I am. It only makes me behave stupidly "big."

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5. Don’t correct me in front of other people, if you can help it. I’ll take much more notice if you talk with me in private.

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6. Don’t make me feel like my mistakes are sins. It upsets my sense of values.

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7. Don’t protect me from consequences. I need to learn the painful way sometimes.

8. Don’t take too much notice of my small ailments. Sometimes they get me the attention I need.

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9. Don’t be too upset when I say, "I hate you." It isn’t you I hate, but your power to thwart me.

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10. Don’t nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.

11. Don’t make rash promises. Remember that I feel badly let down when promises are broken.

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12. Don’t forget that I cannot explain myself as well as I should like. This is why I’m not always very accurate.

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13. Don’t tax my honesty too much. I’m easily frightened into telling lies.

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14. Don’t be inconsistent. That completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.

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15. Don’t put me off when I ask questions. If you do, you will find that I stop asking and seek my information elsewhere.

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16. Don’t tell me my fears are silly. They are terribly real, and you can do so much to reassure me if you understand.

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17. Don’t ever suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me too great a shock when I discover that you are neither.

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18. Don’t ever think it is beneath your dignity to apologize to me. An honest apology makes me feel surprisingly warm toward you.

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19. Don’t forget how quickly I am growing up. It must be very difficult to keep pace with me, but please do try.

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20. Don’t forget I love experimenting. I couldn’t get on without it, so please put up with it.

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21. Don’t forget that I can’t thrive without lots of understanding love, but I don’t need to tell you, do I?

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This memo is not only about school and children, but also about the right approach to the world as a whole. Hopefully, these 21 bits of parenting wisdom have given you something to think about.

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