|I shall study my boys so that I may understand them.
I shall like my boys so that I can help them.
I shall learn -- for they have much to teach me.
I shall laugh -- for youth grows comfortable with laughter.
I shall give myself freely -- yet I shall take, so that they may acquire the habit of giving.
I shall be a friend -- for a friend is needed.
I shall lead -- Yet I shall beware of pushing.
I shall listen -- for a listener prevents combustion.
I shall warn them when my experience warrants it.
I shall command when actions merits it.
I shall overlook mistakes -- yet I will not blame them.
Lastly, I shall try to be that which I hope they think I am.