Children Will Listen

Have you heard of the One Voice Children’s Choir? They are a choir for youth ages 4-17, based out of Utah, and they are pretty amazing. As a family we have enjoyed viewing a number of their online videos.

They recently released a cover of “Children Will Listen” from Into the Woods. I haven’t seen the movie or the broadway show, so I am not familiar with the song or how it fits into the plot. But as I watched the video I was struck by the words and their implication for parents.

“Careful the things you say,
Children will listen.
Careful the things you do,
Children will see and learn.
Children may not obey
But, children will listen.
Children will look to you
For which way to turn,
To learn what to be.
Careful before you say,
“Listen to me”.
Children will listen.”

Yes, our children do watch and listen to all that we say (even if it seems they don’t hear a word). Am I really saying the things and doing the things I want my children to hear and do? It is something to reflect on.

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