Congratulations! Your little bundle is beginning to show all his traits of uniqueness slowly now! This is the time when you allow your child to express themselves through their interests. They may find a creative outlet in theatre, dancing, or art, or they may be exceptionally talented in the sciences. In any case, you will see the sparks of their field of interest, the tidbits of it showing up in your child gradually.
What you need to do
Encourage your child to embrace what they like to do, what interests your child, and what makes your child happy. Help your child realize that they don’t need to worry about being like everyone else. Just like a snowflake or a fingerprint, every child is unique in their own special way. Every child has a unique way of feeling, thinking, and interacting with others. Some children are shy, while others are outgoing; some are active, while others are calm; some are fretful, while others are easy-going.
How to teach your child to be happy in their uniqueness
As a loving and nurturing parent, it’s your job to encourage your children to embrace their uniqueness and celebrate their individual qualities. Teach your child to make positive choices, and praise your child for good deeds, behaviors, and positive traits they possess. Be specific when identifying these things, rather than just general statements. Encourage your child to become actively involved in their community, and introduce them to activities that promote a sense of cooperation and accomplishment.