A CHILD’S PLEA TO HIS PARENTS

  1. Be firm with me, it makes me feel secure.
  2. Don’t nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.
  3. Help me not to form bad habits for I depend on you to detect them in the early stages.
  4. Correct me in private and not in public. I plead for the same respect as one deserves.
  5. Don’t protect me from consequences. I need to learn the painful way some times.
  6. Love me but don’t spoil me.
  7. Don’t take too much notice of my small ailments sometimes they get me the attention I want.
  8. I am quickly growing up. It must be very difficult for you to keep pace “but remember your          days”.
  9. Don’t even suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me a great shock when I discover that you are neither.
  10. Please keep yourself fit and healthy. I NEED YOU.
  11. Help me to be austere. For my birthday, I need to take only toffees for each of my classmate for that is what they like.
  12. I am a Reflection of my Guides, my Teachers; don’t hit at them – you hurt me.