Dorothy Nolte

Country: United States
Date of Birth: Saturday, 12 January, 1924
Category: Writer

Dorothy Law Nolte (January 12, 1924 – November 6, 2005) was an American writer and family counselor. She wrote a poem on childrearing, "Children Learn What They Live," for a weekly family column for The Torrance Herald in 1954. The poem was widely circulated by readers as well as distributed to millions of new parents by a maker of baby formula. She copyrighted it in 1972, and in 1998 expanded it into a book, co-authored with Rachel Harris, "Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values."

Quotes by Dorothy Nolte

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Children learn what they observe. If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn and be judgmental. If children live with hostility, they learn to be angry and fight. If children live with ridicule, they learn to be shy and withdrawn. If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilt. If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient. If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence. If children live with prase, they learn to appreciate. If children live with families, they learn justice. If children live with security, they learn to have faith. If children live With approval, they learn to like themselves. If children live with acceptance and fnendship, they learn to find love in the world. General