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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 09:47 AM
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Author of "Children Learn What They Live" dies at 81
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From "Children Learn What They Live":

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.

Dorothy Law Nolte


LAT: D.L. Nolte, 81; Wrote Poem on Raising Kids
By Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer

Dorothy Law Nolte, whose poem crafted on deadline for a Torrance newspaper in 1954 became without her knowledge a child-rearing anthem that parents posted on refrigerators around the world, has died. She was 81.

Nolte, a family life educator, died Sunday of cancer at her home in Rancho Santa Margarita, said her daughter, Lisa Mulvania.

"Children Learn What They Live," originally written to fill Nolte's weekly family advice column in the now-defunct Torrance Herald, has been reprinted in 30 languages and probably appeared more than a few times in "Dear Abby."

Until Nolte decided to claim ownership of the poem by basing a 1998 book on it, she never earned a dime from the work often credited to "anonymous." She also hadn't realized it was so revered.

"I simply wrote it and put it out there, where it has apparently moved through the world on its own momentum," Nolte told The Times this year....

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-nolte13nov...
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 09:53 AM
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1. My doctor's got that on the wall of one of his examining rooms...
...so, being familiar with her work, I'll toast the late Ms. Nolte:

:toast:
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 09:57 AM
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2. This is a greast poem because it's so simple...most things are...
I'll raise a toast to Ms. Nolte also!

:toast:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 10:50 AM
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 10:52 AM
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4. Lovely! Thanks, Wilms. nt
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 12:52 PM
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5. It's great to have learned the source of this masterpiece.
Think about how the application of these notions benefit not only children, but their caregivers, too.

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