Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Thought du Jour: Models vs. Critics

A quote for the day:
"Children need models rather than critics." ~Joseph Joubert

Why do parents complain about what their kids do wrong when they do exactly the same thing? If you swear, of course your child will! If you talk nonstop, of course your child will! If you don't do things in a timely manner, of course your child won't either!
In other words, don't carp about your neighbor's cleaning until your own house is spotless!
Hard thing to do, though, as we can see other people's faults before our own. We're all guilty of it. But still- it is not an unattainable goal, to not complain that other people aren't perfect when we aren't ourselves. We can't be perfect, but at least we can avoid complaining.

1 comment:

~CoRiNdA~ said...

You have a very good point in that one and you should keep it up.