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Children Are A Gift Children Learn What They Live

Every child has the right to be safe but in the United States more than 5 children die every day as a result of

child abuse. A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds, and approximately 80% of children that die from

abuse are under the age of 4. Child Abuse can be prevented and it is our job to protect our children. April is

National Child Abuse Prevention Month; Southfield Domestic Violence Group and Take One Community

Program extend this invitation to you to come out and meet Colin Parks, Acting Manager Child Protective

Services & Family Programs. Representation from the community including, Law Enforcement, Politicians,

Clergy, Physicians and School Administrators will also be in attendance. A candid discussion will take place to

educate, prevent, and provide solutions to stop Child Abuse.

When: Thursday April 12, 2012

Where: United Methodists Church of Madison Heights 246 E. 11 Mile Rd. 48071 at John R

Time: 6pm Dinner Served at 6:15 Program: 7pm

For more information call: Southfield Domestic Violence Group (248) 227-0096 or email: ramp1exit1@aol.com

Margaret L. Hall Founder or Yohannes Bolds, CEO Take One Community Program (248) 842-9540 email:


Children Learn What They Live

By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.

If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.

If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.

If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.

If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.

If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.

If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.

If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.

If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.

If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.

If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.

If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.

If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.

If children live with fairness, they learn justice.

If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.

If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.

If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

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