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Does anybody know where this poem or any of its variations originated?
Also, does anyone have a web source documenting its origins?

"If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with fear, he learns to be afraid.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with impatience, he learns to be hysterical.
If a child lives with anger, he learns to resent.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with reassurance, he learns to be confident.
If a child lives with love, he learns to find love in others.
If a child lives with calmness, he learns to be at peace. "

Thanks in advance for any answers you can provide!

Elizabeth Danford
District Elementary Librarian
Corsicana ISD
Corsicana, TX

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