I am very excited about the second book in my "Between You and Me Series." It is about to go to print in a week, and it will be released on Amazon by mid September, 2013, or sooner.
Twee' is growing and she discovers that other trees have special features that they offer as 'gifts' to people. Twee' lacks these features, which makes her feel sad, mad and envious. She even wishes she were a different tree - not who and what she is. Children often feel like this and express it.
Does this sound like any child you may know? Or perhaps, you know an adult who isn't exactly content to be who they are, or with what they have.
Envy and jealousy with discontent are emotions common to us all. However, rather than looking at our differences as detriments, and deficiencies, we can turn around, as Twee' does, and see them as assets. Every one is special and different, with no two identical. Perhaps, instead of wanting to be the same, we could treasure what is different about us, and our children and promote those features instead. It is within our differences that we find individually unique gifts, which we can share with each other and our society.
What do you think about this?
Susie E. Caron
These are from my former life with many current memories and helps for parents.
I retired from teaching, became a psychotherapist treating children and families and an author. After retiring I became a full time artist.
I recently reopened this parenting blog because I believe wisdom is to be shared.
Author of Chidren's Books,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, I want to help you build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, & books at a time.
When I'm not busy creating articles or paintings, you might find me looking for dark chocolate or playing with my Boxer, Josie.
These articles are for educational and self-help purposes only and are not intended as psychotherapy.
If you experience unusual symptoms or discomfort please see your medical or mental health practitioner.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!