children


CHILDREN

Children - Rabindranath Tagore - Gitanjali St. 61.

The sleep that flits on babys eyes... does anybody know from where it comes?
Yes, there is a rumour that it has its dwelling where, in the fairy village
Among shadows of the forest dimly lit with glow-worms, there hang two timid buds of enchantment.
From there it comes to kiss babys eyes.

The smile that flickers on babys lips when she sleeps... does anybody know where it was born?
Yes, there is a rumour that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud,
And there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning
The smile that flickers on babys lips when she sleeps.

The sweet, soft freshness that blooms on babys limbs... does anybody know where it was hidden so long ?
Yes, when the mother was a young girl it lay pervading her heart in tender and silent mystery of love
The sweet, soft freshness that has bloomed on babys limbs.


“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.” - Ann Landers (1918-2002); advice columnist


“Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you dont listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they wont tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.” -
Catherine M. Wallace - Author, poet, essayist


Your children are not your children.  They are the sons and daughters of lifes longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. - Kahlil Gibran

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.  - ~ Ann Landers


To mothers to be: You can give birth to beauty only if you nourish yourself - Arundhathi Nag



Anonymous:

Parents must be both slow and quick…
Slow to get angry and quick to love and forgive.

Difficult children, like difficult laundry, can turn out great if given special attention before the stains set.

Share your strength with your children when they are young, and they will share their youth with you when your strength runs out.

Of all the things we give a child, our words must be the most carefully wrapped.


Children are like water: Bottle them up and they stagnate; let them run wild and they make a mess; guide them and they bring life to all they touch.

If parents do only two things – love their children and pray for them – God will more than make up for everything else.

If we try to spare our children every disappointment and difficulty when they are young, we rob them of the opportunity to learn and mature and grow strong enough to face and overcome disappointments and difficulties that will come when theyre older.
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