I have a catch in my back tonight and I am in quite a bit of pain. So I think I will just leave you with this sweet story! It is a good one!
A college professor had his sociology class go into the Baltimore slums to get case histories of 200 young boys. They were asked to write an evaluation of each boy’s future. In every case the students wrote, “He hasn’t got a chance”. 25 years later, another sociology professor came across the earlier study. He had his students follow up on the project to see what had happened to these boys. With the exception of 20 boys who had moved away or died, the students learned that 176 of the remaining 180 had achieved more than ordinary success as lawyers, doctors, and businessmen. The professor was astounded and decided to pursue the matter further. Fortunately, all the men were in the area and he was able to ask each one, “How do you account for your success?” In each case the reply came with feeling, “There was a teacher.”The teacher was still alive, so he sought her out and asked the old lady what magic formula she had used to pull these boys out of the slums into success. The teacher’s eyes sparkled and her lips broke into a gentle smile, “it’s really very simple,” she said, “I loved those boys.” She showed them that she loved them each day through her actions - in how she treated them, how she taught them and was herself an example of how to live and love. She taught by example.
Story retold by Neal A. Anderson
We as parents need to teach our kids by example, and that example is needed their whole life... no matter how old or young they are!
Good night dear friends!