10 COMMANDMENTS FOR PARENTS on Universal Children's Day

On Child Rights Day, 2015 Janusz Korczak's book Loving Every Child comes to mind instantly. After spending many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw, he refused freedom and stayed with his orphans when the institution was sent from the Ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp, during the Grossaktion Warsaw of 1942. Like Anne Frank, he died in the Holocaust and left behind a diary; unlike her, he had a chance to escape that fate-a chance he chose not to take. 
Korczak's best known writing is his fiction and pedagogy, and his most popular works have been widely translated.
 
 
Here is a short glimpse of a caring heart that spoke for children in the darkest of times.
10 COMMANDMENTS FOR PARENTS 
1.Do not expect your child to fulfill your ambitions. Help him to become what he is, not what you are. 
2.Do not expect your child to return everything you invested in him. You gave him his life, how he can repay you? He will give life to another, the third, and this is an irreversible act of gratitude. 
3. Do not vent your resentments on the child and you will avoid disappointment later on in life . For what you sow, is what you reap.
4. Do not look down on your child's problems. Everything in life is given according to what one can handle. Remember, child's life is just as challenging, it might be even more challenging than yours, since he does not have a life experience.
5. Do not disgrace! 
6. Don’t forget that the most important encounters in life – are encounters with children. Pay more attention to them – we can never know whom we encounter in the face of the child. 
7. Don’t beat yourself up, if you can not do something for your child. Simply remember, it never done enough until you have done all you can.
8. The child is not a tyrant who takes over your life. He is not only your flesh and your blood. He is a precious Cup of Life that was given to you so you could light up their creative fire.
9. Learn to love someone else's child. Never do to someone else' child what you would not do to yours. 
10. Love your child no matter what they are – not talented, unsuccessful or an adult.When communicating with him - rejoice, because the child – is a celebration that is still with you.

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