How well have you learned your child's personality? Can you talk about their likes and dislikes, whether they are a morning or night person? Their coping mechanisms for fear, anxiety, or trouble? How they most feel joy or pain? How they show love? Getting to know your child's personality is important all the time, because as they grow and learn more about themselves and really grow that identity, it will change!
People’s personalities change as they grow up. Sometimes people’s personalities change because of experiences they have, and sometimes because they work hard to change their personalities. Knowing your child can change the things they don't like about themselves is important, and you can support these changes.
Ask your child to describe his or her own personality. Describe for your child how you’ve seen his or her personality change, and the good things you see in it now.
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.