Dorothy Nolte, Drumming and Hymn Pedalling

03 May

1   I was reminded of this piece and its attitude to children by a beautiful post I SEE YOU by

Children Learn What They Live  By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they 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 learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a good place in which to live.

Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

2   Lucy posted this delightful photo today. Tabitha must get the drumming gene from her Uncle Daniel!

Tabitha drumming! by Lucy

3   I learnt how to do “Hymn pedalling’ today which my piano teacher tells me is really difficult but that I am a natural! Now I have to remember what to do and to practise it a lot before my next lesson.


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8 responses to “Dorothy Nolte, Drumming and Hymn Pedalling

  1. dhphotosite

    May 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Yes, we are a product of our environment. Cute photo too!

  2. whatshappeningatmyhouse

    May 4, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Love the drumming pic – so sweet!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 4, 2012 at 10:20 am

      I love the way she’s keeping it still with her feet! 🙂

  3. promenadeplantings

    May 3, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    this must be serendipity or something akin, I was sorting some old paperwork and came across this exact poem, copied out by my mother, only yesterday. What can I say, – thank you doesn’t seem to do it justice.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 4, 2012 at 10:20 am

      Isn’t that strange – there must be some serendipitous vibes around! You’ve reminded me that I used to have a handwritten copy given to me by the Deputy Head at the first school I taught at and it became my philosophy for the rest of my teaching life and as a parent.
      Sorting parents’ things is hard isn’t it but it also holds so many memories that can be treasured along the way.
      All the best to you

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    May 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Those laws of childhood are very true – I never thought about it before but thank you for sharing 🙂
    Tabitha is so cute – I see a rockstar in the future 😉
    And have fun with your hymn pedaling, that’s awesome!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      You are so lovely! You make my day every day with you lovely comments! I’ll tell KJ, Tabitha’s Mum what you said! She’ll love that! Happy weekend! 🙂


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