That is my child.
At least, it was today.
It was my dear friend's daughter's 1st Birthday party. (Happy Birthday, Tenley! We love you!)
Ok, so let's talk.
I'm currently reading Dr. James Dobson's Book "The New Strong-Willed Child"
It is actually really encouraging. Matteo is a really good kid and he is definitely a sweet kid and very sensitive to how I am doing, feeling or acting. But he definitely has a strong will. From reading the book, it's good to know my kid is not the only one! :) My OB made a comment in an ultrasound once, saying something about him already being strong-willed. It was during my (very difficult) pregnancy with Matteo, but I thought it was a joke. Then as an infant Matteo's pediatrician made a comment that she could already tell what a strong willed child he was. If I knew then what I know now, I would have read the book then. I would have done research... preparation… something… right? Ok, so, maybe not. But really, would it have made a difference? No, probably not.
He is definitely not a bad kid. He can behave. He does behave. He is not malicious or hurtful and has no mean or vicious intentions. He is my sweet boy! The good side to a strong willed child is that he potentially in teen years can steer away from peer pressure. That sounds great to me. Plus he can be more of a leader because he has his own thought, will and opinion.
The party today was just a little rough. His strong will shined through during the party and for a while afterwards. But I do keep in mind that he is just two years old for cryin' out loud. And I genuinely thank God for him and his big personality. And I thank God the twins were happy little clams today! What more can I ask for!? At least while everyone listened to Matteo being a little monkey they were also telling me how good the twins are! Silver lining? I think so!
The twins were placed in the middle of the room and hardly made a peep!
Matteo with Daddy.
Share your knowledge and experience with me, y'all! What are your terrible two stories?