We have two children and their personalities seem to follow the birth order. Our son is the true first-born leader and strong personality. Our daughter is almost 11 and she is more reserved and quiet (until she gets to know you).
When our daughter was one year old, I asked our Pediatrician why she wasn’t talking much. He said that some children talk as they learn and others are more like sponges. She soaks it all in and then, one day when you least expect it, she will surprise you.
Our daughter is so sweet and kind. She wants everyone to be happy, so my husband and I have been praying that she will always have the courage to resist peer pressure.
A situation presented itself a few weeks ago that took us pleasantly by surprise.
Our daughter was at an event for a group she is involved with. At the end of the party, the other girls wanted to watch a particular movie and our daughter stood up for herself and for our family values. You see, we do not watch certain rated movies unless we all talk about them beforehand. Even then, there are very few of those movies that we would feel appropriate to watch. Isn’t that sad?? And when the other adult at the party tried to tell her that it would be fine to watch that movie, regardless of the rating, our daughter remained strong. She never gave in.
She really does absorb things like that sponge. And it’s so wonderful when you get to see your children hold strong to their beliefs regardless of the pressure. I pray that strength will continue as she grows. We’ve got those lovely teenage years on the horizon!
“Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.”