A powerful and thought provoking poem.....
If I had my child to raise over again
I'd build self-esteem, and the house later.
I'd finger paint more and finger point less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch more with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
I'd model less about the love of power, and more about the power of love.