Friday, February 29, 2008

An Excuse to Brag

I'm all for positive reinforcement, so when I read one of my favorite blogs this morning that’s encouraging moms to brag about their kids to promote their strengths, no one had to twist my arm.

You want me to talk about my kids? Pull up a chair, this might take awhile. On second thought, instead of gushing on and on, which I could easily do, I’ll do my best to sum them each up in a few words.

Miles – the great-debater, smart, compassionate, funny, witty, athletic, clumsy, charming, handsome, thoughtful, sweet, likeable, talkative … he’s that kid most kids want to be friends with.

Milan – the natural-born-leader, intelligent, beautiful, self-assured, loving, girly, athletic, aggressive, silly, darling, fun, assertive, talkative, fearless … she’s that kid most kids will follow.

It’s amazing how two kids can come from the same parents, live in the same house, be so close in age and be so different. I think it’s important to recognize your children for who they are and not for whom you want them to be. While it’s important to make sure they are well rounded, I am all for identifying, nurturing and encouraging their strengths.

What about your children? What are their strengths? The Parent Bloggers Network is hosting a blog blast today where you can brag about your children and possibly win great prizes including Jenifer Fox’s book, “Your Child’s Strengths.” Share with the rest of us. Proud mamas want to know…



Anonymous said...

Hi Wifey, love the site!!! And what mother needs an excuse to brag! :)

Mamas Point of View said...

Moms come with the given right to brag. Wonderful photos!!