I read this post today from Play With Your Family.
It linked me to this post.
Oh, how I needed to read this article! It made me see so clearly how I have been handling cute little Bet all wrong. She has so many talents, but so often what gets her compliments (from outsiders as well as me!) is her cute hair, cute clothes and cute expressions.
A result is that she's been quite a sass!...Pretty much three going on sixteen!
When I really think about who I want her to become...Do I want her to be noticed for her hair, clothes, sassiness? Absolutely NOT!
So why am I doing this?! I really need to deliberate on what her real talents are and make sure I compliment her on those instead.