Golden Rule for
If you open
it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If you unlock it, lock it up.
If you break it, admit it.
If you can't fix it, call someone who can.
If you borrow it, return it.
If you value it, put it back.
If you make a mess, clean it up.
If you move it, put it back.
If it belongs to someone else, get permission
to use it.
If you don't know how to operate it, leave it
If it's none of your business, don't ask
TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR
1. My hands are small;
please do not expect perfection whenever I
make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball. My
legs are short; slow down so that I can
keep up with you.
2. My eyes have not seen
the world as yours have; let me explore it
safely; do not restrict me
3. Housework will always be
there; I am little only for a short
time. Take time to explain things to me about
this wonderful world, and do so
4. My feelings are tender;
do not nag me all day long (you would
not want to be nagged for your
inquisitiveness). Treat me as you would like to be
5. I am a special gift from
God; treasure me as God intended you to
do - holding me accountable for my actions,
giving me guidelines to live by, and
discipline me in a loving manner.
6. I need your
encouragement (but not your empty praise) to grow.
Go easy on the criticism; remember you can
criticize the things I do without criticizing
7. Give me the freedom to
make decisions concerning myself. Permit
me to fail, so that I can learn from my
mistakes. Then someday I will be prepared to make
the decisions life will require of me.
8. Do not do things for me;
that makes me feel that my efforts did
not measure up to your expectations. I know its
hard, but don't compare me with my brother
9. Do not be afraid to
leave for a weekend together. Kids need
vacations from parents, and parents need
vacations from kids. Besides, it's a great way to
show us kids that your marriage is something
10. Take me to Sunday
school and church regularly, setting a good
example for me to follow. I enjoy learning more