If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again.

If I had my Child to raise over again.

I would build self-esteem first, and the house later.

I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less.

I would do less correcting and more connecting.

I would take my eyes off my watch,

and watch with my eyes.

I would care to know less, and know to care more.

I would take more hikes and fly more kites.

I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I’d run through more fields,

and gaze at more stars.

I’d do more hugging and less tugging.

I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often.

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I’d model less about the love of power.

And more about the power of love.

This poem is kindly provided by Mr P & Mrs M Little.

From the Girton Grammar School Newsletter.“The Link” Vol 7. No 1

Posted in Our Giggles, Parenting Poems

About Me


  • I met Raluca in June 2013 and since then I am constantly learning from her. Not only is she an excellent professional, able to asses and provide solutions adapted to each family and for every child, but first of all

  • In a sea of ‘parenting experts’, many of whom aren’t even parents, it’s refreshing to meet someone so invested and involved as a parent and professional. Raluca takes children personally and treats them with the respect and dignity they deserve

  • During my pregnancy I read many books, I found as much as information as I could on the web, I knew that I wanted to be a different parent and I didn’t want to follow the mainstream parenting. However, I

  • Raluca presented to me Sleeptalk at the moment my son had tantrums, and it proved to be helpful. I started the method immediately and from the second week I could see that my son was not going into tantrums so

  • I am simply amazed by the impact of the approach Mrs.Postolache applied in raising her own child, presenting me with one of the most emotionally stable and mature toddlers(words not usually put together in same sentence, especially describing “terrible two phase”

  • I’ve had a few behavioral issues with my daughter when I spoke to Raluca asking for her advice on our situation, among other great advice, she introduced me to SleepTalk.The concept was simple, appeal to the child’s subconscious with reassuring