Parenting

Hello…..
I am the acorn that you both eagerly planted
I sprouted n peopled a world that you two wanted

You nurtured me in your unique style, giving things
And a conducive environment to spread my wings

Bored with lying horizontal and then to sliding on belly
I suddenly turned over to explore life on my fours blithely

You were very protective and made home safe with skill
Child proofing is okay but mama that took away my thrill

My view had much improved on seeing things on all four
Instead of looking only at the ceiling being unable to tour

Enjoying the world at the height of one half foot is quite okay
Mama, but when I stood up, my excitement doubled, I got to say

Now I run around on stubby legs and get into all kinds of scrapes
It vexes you, mama, but experiencing life firsthand, cannot be aped

Toddler days will be fine, kindergarten through high school
Will be a breeze, college will be a challenge but mama, am no fool

Just give me room to spread my branches in non claustrophobic air
Guiding me is okay but let me decide my own life as that is only fair

Set good examples at home first, to convince me of what is right from wrong
Double signals confuse me mama, as that will only make me headstrong

You have provided all that you had in your nature and you nurtured
Me to the best of your ability, giving me an environment that mattered

I have matured into a mighty oak, a force to be reckoned getting daily wise
Mama, this came to be because you did not stunt my growth with undue advice

I was your blessing and a gift from the benevolent god
It’s my turn to make you both happy and proud by making my will ramrod!!!

 

“An atmosphere of trust, love, and humor can nourish extraordinary human capacity. One key is authenticity: parents acting as people, not as roles.”
Marilyn Ferguson (0 – ____) 0 0
“In “”Words of Women Quotations for Success,”” by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997

There is an education of the mind
Which all require and parents only start.
But there is training of a nobler kind
And that’s the education of the heart.
Lessons that are most difficult to give
Are Faith and Courage and the way to live
Edgar A. Guest (1881 – 1959) US “poet, journalist”
“In “”Inspiring Quotations,”” by Albert W. Wells, Jr., 1988.”

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover you have wings.
Helen Hayes (1900 – 1993) US actress
“””On Reflection

“Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.”
Oscar Wilde (1856 – 1900) Anglo-Irish “playwright, novelist”
“Lord Illingworth, in “”A Woman of No Importance,”” act 2.”

Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin (0 – ____) US “writer, editor, columnist” 
“The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.”
Nancy Friday (1937 – ____) US writer
“My Mother/ My Self, 1977

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