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Dorothy Law Nolte

  • If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. / If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. / If children live with fear, they will 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 will learn confidence. / If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.

    • Dorothy Law Nolte,
    • "Children Learn What They Live," in Torrance Herald ()
  • If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

    • Dorothy Law Nolte,
    • in Dorothy Law Nolte and Rachel Harris, Children Learn What They Live ()

Dorothy Law Nolte, U.S. writer, family counselor

(1924 - 2005)