Capturing a photo of Eden smiling is so rare. She usually stares at the phone lens with an incredulous look on her face, even if she was smiling just a moment before.
Penelope, on the other hand could be in the midst of tears and I could ask her to smile for a photo she would stop immediately and give it her best, most joyful smile.
This doesn’t make one child better than the other, 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭.
How boring if people were all the same!
Don’t forget to embrace your children’s differences and encourage them to love themselves exactly how they are by loving them exactly how they are!
Does that mean we ignore the parts of their character that need improvement? 𝐍𝐨.
But it’s important to distinguish the difference and only guide them into changing the parts of their character that they need to grow in.
Eden not wanting to smile on demand for photos? That’s a characteristic I don’t need to change. It’s her personality.
Eden not wanting to share? That’s something that is very normal and we’re slowly working to show her how wonderful sharing can be.
Jordyn Armouris refreshing with her authenticity and honesty when it comes to parenting and writes about anything parenting related, using sarcasm and humor to tie everything together. She is a stay at home mom to four girls and runs survivingmommy.org , Instagram @surviving_mommy and Twitter @survivingmommy_