Embracing Our Child’s Uniqueness

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_

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