“If had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later;
finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.”
– Diane Loomans