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Poster ~ What Every Child Needs

by Rita Abrams

Fun Take time to laugh and play and share the wonders of life with me.
Affection Warm hugs will nurture me and make this world a much friendlier place.
Acceptance Appreciate me for the individual I am, with all my unique gifts and special talents.
Respect Treat me like an important and valuable person, and I'll learn to respect and honor myself and others.
Praise tell me all the things you appreciate about me so I'll know how wonderful I really am.
Security Give me boundaries that will allow me to grow safely, feel secure, and overcome my fears.
Honesty Share your real feelings and admit your mistakes to me, so I'll learn what it means to be a whole person.
Patience Be understanding when I make my own mistakes; and remember ~ even when it doesn't seem like it, I'm trying my best.
Forgiveness Remind me that nobody's perfect, and that it feels much better to forgive than to hold a grudge.
Encouragement Support me and be positive as I try new things, and I'll have the courage to keep exploring.
Openness Listen to me, and be open to what you may be able to learn from me.
Love If you care for me in all these ways, you will be giving me the best life has to offer.
© Rita Abrams
Poster commissioned by Portal Publications.



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