Speak louder, dear, for I can’t hear you.

Speak clearly, child, for I can’t understand you. 

Speak respectfully, child, or I won’t listen. 

Lower your voice and watch that tone with me. 

Children are meant to be seen and not heard. 

Children are born in sin. 


But then again


Doesn’t every seed start with its own root?

Doesn’t the sun come up every morning?

Doesn’t the child smile in response to smiles?

Won’t being heard help a child speak respectfully?

Won’t positive guidance lead to positive actions?

Children are not born in sin. 


Children germinate like seeds

when given the nutrients needed.