Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Line of Serenity (Part 3)

My parents created the line of serenity in my siblings and me long before Dorothy Law Nolte wrote her famous poem, Children Learn What They Live, but today’s parents can use the guidance this poem provides. Children Learn What They … Continue reading

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The Line of Serenity (Part 2)

The “line” starts to be created when the individual is an infant. Infants are like little sponges.  They can’t talk, but they soak up everything that goes on around them. If they’re surrounded by argumentative yelling and screaming, that goes … Continue reading

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The Line of Serenity (Part 1)

What does “line of serenity” mean?  Let’s first look at “serenity.”  According to dictionary.com, “serenity” means “the state or quality of being serene, calm, or tranquil.” According to thesaurus.com, some synonyms for “serenity” are:  calmness, patience, peace, peace of mind, … Continue reading

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The Best Things In Life Are Free (Part 3)

How much money does it cost to listen to the problems or concerns of a loved one or good friend? How much money does it cost to share laughter with a child? How much money does it cost to give … Continue reading

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The Best Things In Life Are Free (Part 2)

In that song, “The Best Things In Life Are Free,” the lyrics describe some of those “best things”: The moon and the stars; the flowers in spring, the robins that sing; the sunbeams that shine–they’re yours, they’re mine. And love … Continue reading

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The Best Things In Life Are Free (Part 1)

There’s an old song with the title, “The Best Things In Life Are Free.”  The song is old, but that statement will ring true forever. As a society, we are being “trained,” “conditioned,” “brainwashed”–whatever term you care to use–to believe … Continue reading

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Teach the Children Well (Part 7)

How do you teach children the lessons of “The Golden Rule”? At around four or five years old, children can conceptualize and vocalize about being treated fairly or unfairly. Deliberately treat “Little Johnny” fairly and ask him how it felt to … Continue reading

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