Growing My Daughter into a Princess
For the first three years of having chldren, I am blessed with 3 boys in a 3 year and 4 month time span. So three boys in diapers! Having only a sister growing up, I work hard to understand boys and their unique ways. Let me tell you; boys are completely different from girls.
One book I read,[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1414304501″ cloaking=”default” height=”110″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kgV5KyK-L._SL110_.jpg” tag=”fostering-20″ width=”73″] I highly recommend. The most vivid explanation describes how the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerves in the cerebral area is greatly affected by the testosterone wash that occurs in the womb early on with boys. It seems to make boys act quicker before thinking it through. We sure have a lot of stories to share here!
But finally through fostering and adoption, I get to teach my daughter, the youngest, to be a princess among brothers! When I got married, I was completely mislead about being a princess and a bride. For my daughter it is my mission to instill the realism of life alongside the sweetness of being taken care of by a good Daddy now and eventually a good and kind husband. The task is daunting but I thought you would enjoy the way we manage!
A loving and nurturing spirit – we give lots of praise for her gentleness and sharing
Honesty – sometimes it is hard to tell the truth, but we teach it is better to say nothing
Work, age appropriate – we see that idleness breeds trouble, but a little dirt brings blessings- see this for a gardening journey
Sharing – some friends have more stuff, and some have less, sharing and kindness conquers all
Judicious Speech – well-chosen words command respect, especially since girls talk more
Wrestling is generally for Boys – I may get comments, but her behavior is different (and it reduces the whining)
Dress Modestly and pretty – the way you dress is the way people perceive you (e.g., neat or sloppy)
Hope is a must – life can be full of tough, hard, experiences we don’t want; just keep up the hope because there is always something good to be found
Each child is so different. Know your child and how to speak his/her language. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0802403476″ cloaking=”default” height=”110″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AfvNQo%2B4L._SL110_.jpg” tag=”fostering-20″ width=”73″]. We are in the works, so if you have nice comments, I would love to hear more ideas. Soon I will publish the making of a prince. Some of these are clearly applicable to boys, they just wear differently.
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