FATHER FORGETS W. Livingston Larned condensed as in “Readers Digest” Listen, son: I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw. One of the best ever on dealing with kids. “Father Forgets” *Listen, son: I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw crumpled under. This poem, “Father Forgets” written in by W. Livingston Larned, reprinted many times, translated into several languages and read on radio.

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A lesson on fatherhood from Dale Carnegie – Dad-O-Matic

Be yourself How to make friends and influence people? It’s nice to remind ourselves that our children; our ligingston, are just that- little boys.

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Your email address will not be published. Just be a safe adult who your son can tell fathrr to. Do you remember, later, when I was reading in the library, how you can in timidly, with a sort of hurt look in your eyes?

Surely if you’re just natural, and be yourself you don’t need instruction.

A Father Forgets…

It is quite touching. Do we place too much pressure on our kids to behave like little adults? A warning to those who have sons: If only we all could remember this. If he knows he’s got that then it’s all good. His personal thoughts are here.

I have something in similar topic to share now that you’ve reminded mebut it may take me a little while to translate.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I would hope that my children, someday, will be able to look back and love me as I loved my Mother. Well, son, it was shortly afterwards that my paper slipped form my hands and a terrible sickening fear came over me.

It made me think back to a time forgwts my Mother’s mind was going away Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret. If you can make one heap of all your fathsr And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: I yelled at them an scolded them for not cleaning their room or picking up toys.

You spread butter too thick on your bread. You said nothing, but ran across in one tempestuous plunge, and threw your arms around my neck and kissed me, and your small arms tightened with an affection that God liviingston set blooming in your heart and which even neglect could not wither.

You are just a little boy and sometimes I just need to remember that. I was re-reading a book today, that I read many years ago. Add the first question. Leona Smith April 15, Listen son; I am saying this as you lie asleep, on little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead.

Pramod P J: Father Forgets by W. Livingston Larned

There’s a reason my tagline is Misterlondon All parents can relate Father Forgets is based off of the poem, Father Forgets, by W. Thanks for sharing the story!


And there was so much that was good and fine and true in your character. If you are not a father to your son, Someone else will soon be. At breakfast I found fault, too. You might not like the outcome I am afraid I have visualized you as a man.

To see the world through the eyes of a child again, to see my Mother just once again. An overbearing father realizes he is asking too much and ruefully asks his son’s forgiveness. Walter June 3, Livingston Larned Listen son; I am saying this as you lie asleep, on little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. Father Forgets by W.

Misterlondon Anyway just wanted to put this out there and leave a message to my little boy.

Thank you for your post. Misterlondon Think of us that can’t be with our sons. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options.

Why would this need to be taught? Full Cast and Crew. SharonGlass a reply to: Cast of Dads Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker. This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. Misterlondon originally posted by: There are things I was thinking, son: