• Two-and-a-half year old toddler  surprised his mother and grandmother with his sudden mantra
  • Little boy’s sudden repeated declaration about his Mom taken as reflection of how he feels
  • Heartwarming incident reminds us of popular poem “Children Learn What They Live”

It was a seemingly ordinary weekend and people who’ve been busy on the weekdays try to spend as much quality time with their family when they’re off work. But it turned out to be a heartwarming Sunday night; for one family, at least, because one little boy made it so.

Apparently, 2 1/2-year-old Alonso, his mother and grandmother were having dinner. As the elders were having a tête-à-tête meal, with Alonso seated on his high chair, this little boy suddenly recited his own mantra, “My mommy is the best…My mommy is the best…My mommy is the best…”

It was so candidly sweet and you can just imagine his Mom’s surprise. That goes for his grandmother, too! Alonso’s mom quickly took a video clip of her little sweetie’s mantra; hoping she would catch it.

Well, fortunately, her baby kept on; unmindful of his surroundings and just intent on keeping himself busy while still reciting his wonderful mantra.

At a very young age, this toddler seems to have already grasped that he is so loved and is being taken cared of so well. The fact that he can already voice out how he feels is indeed amazing.

Alonso’s mom couldn’t help but share that wonderful moment with family and friends, as she captioned it with : “You’re the sweetest boy I know.  Always full of surprises! I love you! ?#Alonso2.5”

“Such an adorable kid,” many have said on Alonso’s video clip. And yes, that boy is truly sweet. It was just one of his touching antics, but it reminds us of the parenting truth in the popular poem “Children Learn What They Live” by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

Baby Alonso has surprisingly ‘revealed’ in his mantra that he finds security and love in his parent’s way of raising him, because indeed, children learn what they live. Moreover, because I personally know this boy, I am a witness to many of his sweet gestures and displays of compassion, confidence, and strong personality.

Children Learn What They Live

I myself became impressed with the poem’s guiding message when I was just a young mother in the late 80’s; finding much truth in it as i became a mother to four. I would often go back to my copy to remind myself if I had been missing on some points.

You might want to keep a copy, too, and pass it on to people you care about, especially those who are just starting their own family.

To add to this, may we again be reminded of another helpful proverb: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

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