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Child Personality Develops

Parent and childThe child personality develops and his or her character grows in a spiral. A wise teacher may observe this process in her pupils and adapt accordingly. A big factor in this infant growth is the influence of the teacher which is the second side in any meaningful relationship.✞

The Teacher's Influence

Teacher and ChildBeatrice Clelland (1912-1997) wrote a beautiful poem called "Indwelt" which is often quoted regarding expressing Christ. It began,"Not merely in the words you say, Not only in your deeds confessed,
but in the most unconscious way is Christ expressed.

Is it a beautiful smile, a holy light upon your brow?
Oh, no! I felt his presence while you laughed just now.

For me, was not the truth you taught, (to you so clear, to me so dim,)
but when you came, you brought to me a sense of him.

And from your eyes he beckons me, and from your heart his love is shed,
till I lose sight of you and see the Christ instead."

"Christ Expressing Teacher"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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