If I had my Child to Raise over Again

I want to share this poem coming from Diane Loomans.


If I had my child to raise over again,

I’d fingerpaint more and point the finger less.

I’d do less correcting and more connecting.

I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I would care to know less and know to care more.

I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.

I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I’d run through more fields and gaze at more stars.

I’d do more hugging and less tugging.

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I’d built self –esteem first, and the house later.

I’d teach less about the love of power, and more about the power of love.


This is really an inspiring poem for all of us as parents to our kids. Sometimes we tend to forget what our little ones needs and we focus more on a bigger aspect of life. I really can’t blame with that, because I myself as a parents would do much more work than play with my son and its always the house that comes first to my priority.

Upon reading this poem it made me realize my mistakes and flaws. Now I want to raise my son all over again to follow some points of this poem. I guess with that I can make my son a better and good man in the future. But it’s too late; well he is no longer a pre school but becoming a teenage so I guess I need to have a different approach.

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