Children Are Like Wet Cement

12th September 2011

Children Are Like Wet Cement
Whatever Falls On Them Makes An Impression

Haim Ginott

I have always thought that babies and young children should not be subjected to any unkind words or actions, whether it is towards them or in their presence.

On the day that my first grandchild was born (22nd December 1997), I had a strong desire to put into words how I thought that babies ‘absorb’ what is going on around them. (see ‘Letter From Newborn’ below)

I now know, through the teachings of Abraham-Hicks and the Law of Attraction that as they are ‘Vibrational Beings,’ babies and children pick up, and soon learn to mimic the vibrations of those that surround them.

Letter From Newborn

Dear Mummy and Daddy,

No matter what happens between us – during my childhood I shall love you unconditionally.

You are my guides, my supports, my lifetime anchors – for whatever becomes of me depends on our time together.

From you I will learn what love is. I will learn to be confident or shy, giving or selfish, loving or cruel.

I will learn what is right and wrong, who I should respect and whether I should respect myself – and love myself.

As I come into this world – into your tender care – I am a vast clean sponge. I will soak up every look, every touch, every thought, every word, every feeling and it will mould me into the person that I will become.

So in the days, weeks, months and years ahead – remember that – every touch, thought, word, feeling and look I will absorb.

If you treat me with love, caring, respect, tolerance, forgiveness, understanding – even when I do things wrong – then I will grow up into a kind, considerate, confident, loving, responsible person.
But if you treat me with intolerance, uncaring, harshness, words of anger, neglect – I will be…sad.

©Trina Graves

The photograph is one of my all-time favourites of my children, its of the older two, taken in August 1981. I just love the expressions on their faces, they don’t look too happy though!

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