Children Learn What They Live / 子どもが育つ魔法の言葉

子供を持つ父となったため、子ども英語教育に関しても話題が増えています。子育てに関して面白い本がありますね。

Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values
Rachel Harris
Workman Pub Co (1998-01-05)
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著者のドロシーさんの詩が原文の英語でも読みやすく覚えておくと参考になりそうなので載せておきます。

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.

子育てって大変で、いろいろ思い詰めて考えることも多いかもしれません。いろいろな情報やソースがありますが、参考程度にして自分も楽しみながら子育てするのが良いと私は思っています。

ただ、自分が多読が好きなので子供にも英語・日本語問わず沢山の本を読んで欲しいなぁと思いますね。自分が全く子供の頃に本を読まなかったので、強制はしませんが、いいものだよとは言いそうですね。

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.

learn confidence.って言葉が私は気に入りました。

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