your children have lessons to teach:
"your children have important lessons to learn,
but even more important ones to teach.
what can they teach?
how to pay complete attention.
how to play all day without tiring.
how to let one thing go,
and move on to another
with no backward glances.
how to move and sit
with no tension in the muscles,
no stress in the bones.
thus the wise parent learns,
younger every day.
how happy would your life become
if ever time you taught your children
a new idea or skill from your world,
you stopped and watched until
they taught you one from theirs?
what will you learn from them today?"
words from: the parents tao te ching
previous tuesday's teachings here!