Law and Mediation Office of

 Laurel Tuvim Amaya

626-441-2473

Family law is about FAMILY! So much of the conflicts causing people to need attorneys are about parenting. For this reason, I have created this page as a resource for parents. I am neither a specialist in children or a trained parent educator. The content of these pages is neither advice or expert opinion. However, in my years of working with clients, I have seen the best and the worst of many family dynamics. Sometimes the hardest thing for parents to do is to recognize in themselves how their conduct, with the other parent affects their children. However, I believe that even adults can grow and change and become better people and parents. I believe in forgiveness and working on having better futures. I hope these pages bring some ideas to you and thoughts for you in your own role as a parent. Below is one of my favorite poems about parenting!!

Children Learn What They Live by Dorothy Law Nolte
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn that the world is a nice place to live.


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