Parent-To-Parent: My Child, My Role Model

How are your children similar to you? How are they different? Parents answer.

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On our Facebook page, we asked readers: What qualities do you most admire in your child that are most different from your own? Here’s what they had to say.

“My son is only 22 months old, but, so far, we are complete opposites. I’m shy, a complete wallflower. My precious boy greets everyone, including complete strangers. Recently, at a one-year-old’s birthday party, while I tried to hide in the corner my son was in the middle of the dance floor. I love it. He’s forcing me to be a different, better person.”

“Her independent spirit and uniqueness. She doesn’t feel like she has to conform to fit in.”

“Her beautiful thick and wavy hair! Mine is straight and thin.”

“My son is a kinship adoption, so I enjoy recognizing his traits that are in my family, but nothing like mine. He loves to build and engineer things, like my mom and grandfather, while I have very little hands-on mechanical ability. It’s fun to watch him thrive.”

“My daughter can draw! She is eight and already has better handwriting than I have.”

“My bio kids, my husband, and I don’t have an ounce of musical talent. Our three adopted kids have beautiful singing voices, write music, and can play various instruments. It’s wonderful.”

“The fact that she is so easygoing and flexible. Wish I were more like her!”

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