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Listen to your Children! 

"Before it's too late"


The following poem was sent to me by an unknown visitor. Take the time to listen to your children before it's too late.

Take a moment to listen today
to what your children are trying to say.
Listen today, whatever you do,
or they won't be there to listen to you.
Listen to their problems, listen to their needs;
Praise their smallest triumphs, praise their smallest deeds.
Tolerate their chatter, amplify their laughter,
Find out what's the matter, find out what they're after -
But tell them that you love them, every single night,
and though you scold them, be sure you hold them tight;
Tell them, "Everything's all right -
Tomorrow's looking bright!"
Take a moment to listen today
To what your children are trying to say.
Listen today, whatever you do.
And they will come back to listen to you.

If this poem doesn't get your attention, nothing will. I lost my youngest son on June 29, 2001. I Thank God everyday for the thirty-six years I was blessed with my son Jerry. I am very thankful for the talks we had, more importantly the hugs and kisses between Father and Son and the ease at which "I Love You, Dad or I Love You, Jerry" was expressed. There were plenty of hours, just not enough days.

 

 
 

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