10 Commandments for 4-H Parents

1. Thou shalt not feed, train, and care for the animal, for thou
art trying to teach the child responsibility;
2. Thou shalt forgive a child for making mistakes in the show
ring, for thou hath made mistakes too;
3. Thou shalt not get mad when thy child forgets items in the
show box, for one day thou may forget the show box;
4. Thou shalt help the show management for they are doing
a job that thou would not want to do;
5. Thou shalt see that thy child is on time for all show
activities for thou would not want to wait on another;
6. Thou shalt be sure that thy child has the animals entered
and the registration papers in order by the designated time;
7. Thou shalt teach the child that winning a blue ribbon is a
desirable goal, but making friends along the way is a more worthy goal;
8. Thou shalt not complain about the judge for it is their
opinion that has been sought;
9. Thou shalt remember that livestock projects are teaching
projects, not necessarily money-making projects; and
10. Thou shalt remember that the livestock project is a family
project that shall be enjoyed and supported by the entire family.