If you’re anything like me, sometimes your child’s behavior baffles you.
You and your child seem to be completely different. You’re an avid soccer fan and your athleticism amazed every coach you’ve ever had. Not only does your son NOT play sports…he doesn’t like watching them either.
You’ve always been known as an introvert, the person who tends to be more productive when alone. Your daughter craves social interaction and always surrounds herself with a cackle of friends.
Sometimes I look at my son and wonder “What world are you from?!”
When he was three, I signed him up for swimming classes. As a child I had a profound love for swimming and always envisioned my kids sharing in that passion. Guess who is terrified of the water…
Most parents have a preconceived notion of what their kids will like. These notions can be quickly dashed away when we realize that these little humans have their own way of approaching the world and can have different abilities and completely different tastes. It’s important that we try to understand our children’s temperament and behavior so that we can better appreciate their uniqueness.