A Mother’s Impact |تاثیر مادر

“60th story”

First published: Oct.11.2018

Two boys in a primary school lost their pencils.


When the first boy went home, he told his mother that he lost his pencil.


His mother shouted at him and said: “How many times do I have to buy supplies for my clumsy boy.  wonder how you don’t lose yourself on your way home. I’m just tired of providing for somebody who is so thankless. Get it together, stay focused.”

The next day when the first boy went to school, he didn’t have a pencil so he decided to steal one from his classmates, without them noticing.


At first, he was scared but after a while, he felt more comfortable. He stole many different supplies from other kids. Life was better for him now, and his mother didn’t have to yell at him anymore.


When the second boy went home and told his mother that he lost his pencil, his mother said: “Oh my dear, that must have been hard for you. How did you write the rest of the day?”


The second boy answered: “I had to borrow one from a classmate.”

His mother said: “That was a clever thing to do. I will pack an extra apple for you, maybe tomorrow you could share it with that kind classmate.


I think from now on you should carry two pencils with you, in case you or anyone who loses their pencils, they can borrow it from you.”

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  1. a good moral story, you are a lovely storyteller

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  2. Beautiful life lesson story. What a difference between the two mothers accountability.

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  3. Beautiful thought shared of upbringing a child and also the way of looking towards life. Along with teaching child how to share things

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  4. Beautiful message in the story.

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  5. How reacting instead of solving created more problems. Great story Laleh.

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  6. A life of crime or a life of being aware of sharing. Good moral tale.

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  7. A beautiful story with a moral lesson. ❤️

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  8. Amazing! Life lesson, be more understanding and sympathetic towards children. A parents reaction makes a world of difference.

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  9. Live your stories Laleh! ❤️❤️

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  10. Leuk verhaal en begrijpende moeder die kinderen leert delen of helpen

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  11. I just got your book for kindle!!! Looking forward to reading it and doing a book review!

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  12. Loving your story, yet still wondering what happened to the first boy about the issue of stealing pencils and why did the mother treat the second boy so differently. Just thinking about it.

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  13. Storyteller of my heart have a nice week!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Beautiful story… ❤ Sharing!

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  15. Awww.. I love this simple story.. Really hits home as our Filipino culture is being rough on kids

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  16. That was nice read👍👌 Fabulous work😄😊

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  17. A good story on parenting. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful thought with these pencils. Our resourcefulness, kindness and thieving have their beginning

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  19. Great story, thanks for sharing with us.

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  20. Love this great story too. Hope a lot of children have such wise moms, or a wonderful storyteller like you, Laleh!
    Stories like this one are the very best way teaching children. Best wishes, Michael

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  21. The difference between a bad and a good mother…

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  22. What a beautiful allegory of kindness. As a single mom I so wish I had been more the gentler mother! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I will buy your book.

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  23. Always kind thoughts and stories from you, dear Laleh. Thank you. Hugs from Spain. xx

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  24. Loved this. Kindness is so easy and costs so little.

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  25. Wonderful story, beautifully written! A Mother’s Impact definitely makes a difference in the lives of our children. Our responses and actions make a direct influence through out life and challenges they will face.
    InHisCare 💜

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  26. This is so lovely. Thank You! 🙂

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  27. A lovely story! We see two mothers, but they have totally different priorities. The first mother cares more about the pencils (materialistic loss), while the second one only cares about her child. Happy Mother Day to you and all the Mom out there ❤

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  28. A wise and loving mother…as I suspect you are, as well, Laleh. Happy Mother’s Day! ❤

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  29. 🙂 Happy belated Mother’s Day, Laleh!!

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  30. an interesting story, know which mother I’d prefer 🙂

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  31. What a huge difference empathy makes.
    Thank you Laleh ♥️

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