What’s wrong with polka dots and stripes?

I recently saw a parent have a hissy fit because their child put on a pair of tennis shoes which didn’t match his outfit.  How much of our self esteem is wrapped up in our children’s appearance and behavior?  If we were all absolutely honest, we’d say ‘quite a bit’.  How our children turn out is some kind of validation that we too are talented, intelligent and goal oriented.  What we forget to see is that child with the audacity to wear pink everyday or mismatched socks has already learned the lesson that some of us spend our entire lives striving towards.  Be yourself!!

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About shybugemmie

Kevin Ann Planchet is a counselor in the Big Easy who enjoys working with children. She specializes in ADHD and the emotional issues which come with the disorder. Planchet is currently pursuing her doctorate and writing a series of ebooks on emotional and behavioral issues which affect kids called "Mom's Ten Tips".

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