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Justice  (by: Author Unknown)
A neglected child does not know she is neglected.
Her parents are who they are.
She is who she is.
The world just is.
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Lessons from Littleton, Colorado  (by: Bob Perks)
I cried alone in a hotel room as I watched the faces of the students in Littleton, CO on television. I could feel my heart pounding as one young girl, now scarred for life, described having the gun put to her head and then watching others murdered next to her.
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Memos from Your Child  (by: Author Unknown)
Don't spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all I ask for ... I'm only testing you.
Don't be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it .. it makes me feel more secure.
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Only One Childhood  (by: Author Unknown)
I stopped to watch my little girl busy playing in her room.
In one hand was a plastic phone; in the other a toy broom.
I listened as she was speaking to her make believe little friend
And I'll never forget the words she said, even though it was pretend.
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Prayer for Children of the 90's, A  (by: Ina Hughs)
We pray for children
Who put chocolate fingers everywhere,
Who like to be tickled,
Who stomp in puddles and ruin their new pants,
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Remember, We're Raising Children, Not Flowers!  (by: Jack Canfield)
David, my next-door neighbor, has two young kids ages five and seven. One day he was teaching his seven-year-old son Kelly how to push the gas-powered lawn mower around the yard.
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Tablecloth Stains  (by: Grace Witwer Housholder)
"I was four for a second, but now I am five," my friend Cathie's 5-year-old told a new friend a few days after his fifth birthday.
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The Beauty Mark  (by: Terri McPherson)
My six-year-old granddaughter, Caitlynd,discovered a small freckle on her upper left armand tried to scratch it off. When I asked her whatshe was doing, she burst out crying, "I have athing on my arm and I can't get if off."
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This Child of Mine  (by: Edgar A. Guest)
"I'll lend you for a little while
A child of mine," God said,
"For you to have the while he lives,
And mourn for when he's dead.
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Tommy's Essay  (by: Jane Lindstorm)
Soon Tommy's parents, who had recently separated, would arrive for a conference on his failing schoolwork and disruptive behavior. Neither parent knew that I had summoned the other.
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 ++ Bringing Out the Best
 ++ Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul
 ++ How to Talk So Kids Will Listen
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