I’m over at CatholicMom.com today, talking about a recentÂ mommy-daughter date where Lucy brought magic, innocence, enthusiasm, and spontaneity into my day!
Here’s a snippet:
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A child with a sanguine temperament can be described as talkative, charming, enthusiastic, adventuresome, interruptive, friendly, playful, and bouncy. Armed with a never-ending flow of questions and ideas, my daughter is constantly â€œon.â€ Where are we going today? â€¦ Can I invite a friend over? â€¦ Do I have swimming lessons? â€¦ Letâ€™s bake a cake! â€¦ Where are my scissors? And all this chatter typically occurs before 7:00 a.m. (Wait! Did my daughter just ask for scissors?!) She bounces out of her bedroom at the crack of dawn with a huge smile and a carpe diem spirit — lovely qualities that will help her set the world on fire one day, Iâ€™m sure. But letâ€™s lock up the kindling and matches for a few more years, please.
I do not share my daughterâ€™s sanguine temperament; I am more of a melancholic. When my daughter is playful, I am more introspective. Where sheâ€™s spontaneous and bubbly, I am perfectionist and organized. While sheâ€™s talkative, I am serious. I am in awe of her temperament, but it also leaves me drained. Iâ€™ve had to open my heart and learn different parenting strategies that work for both of us. The Temperament God Gave Your Kids has proved most helpful for our family. Dare I say itâ€™s armed me with more courage to break out of my comfort zone in favor of my daughterâ€™s — to push myself into â€œout-of-temperamentâ€ experiences so that my daughter can thrive?
Hereâ€™s an example …
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Well, you didn’t think I was going to tease it all out here, did you? Click here to read the rest of the post.Â