Some kids are different .They do not exhibit similar personality traits as other kids.
My only sibling is 15 years younger than I am. When I was about his age, I was a “loner” kid, I loved my space and played only with my mum. I didn’t appreciate other kids. I didn’t like cartoons. I had my toys and never wanted to share. I remember my mum driving me out to mix up with other kids, compelling me to start a conversation with other kids, she was afraid I would grow up and have no friends. She wanted what’s best for me.
My brother on the other hand is the “leader of the pack”, one of the most popular boys in school, never alone and never even tries to be. He lives for cartoons and He would share his snack with everyone on the bus , come back home and has a story he must tell to every kid on the street. Today, my mum holds him back, she’s afraid he’d grow too wild. She wants what’s best for him.
There are standard kids, but some cross the line.
Kids have their personality, and they begin to exhibit from birth.
No child has the exact same personality as another. Babies are unique in their own way and should not be followed up like another.
Your job as a parent is not to change your baby to suit your convenience, but change your parenting style.
If her personality is widely distinct from those of other children, you teach and help her manage it. Ensuring her that she is not strange but special
You are allowed to feel frustrated sometimes by her peculiarity, what you are not allowed to do is make her see it.
Define her in more positive terms.
Listen to her, a lot.
Appreciate her, that way others would too.
PS: I do not have many friends but I am far from being lonely.
Contributed By: Chisom Nwobodo