So I had a strange (one might say random?) thought..and I hope this isn't intrusive me asking...Our baby girl came home today. roud: Which is amazing, and if you're from England like me today is Mother's Day, and my baby is exactly 12 weeks old today so we've waited so long for this. This is the best mother's day present that I could wish for, my little family all under the same roof together, finally.
True, I also think part of it is due to culture and how we coddle children too much so they longer feel the need to excel and improve at what they're already naturally talented.Was just thinking how we destroy our young people with talent. People who are beautiful, who can sing, act, dance, etc. Who have dreams of what they want to grow up to be. Some do achieve those dreams, and are quite happy with where they are. However, the price many have to pay for a shot at their dream is their dignity. “You’re too fat; we can’t see your bones,” “If you want to be famous you have to be a sex symbol,” ”Oh, and once you start getting wrinkles we’re done with you.”
This reminds me of an article I read The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids -- New York Magazine. In short it discusses how praising children on something innate--in this case intelligence--can make them more afraid of trying, because they fear if they fail at an intellectual task it means they are not smart. However, praising a child on hard work eliminates some fear of failure, because the praise they received still stands if they failed as long as they worked hard.As a child, what's the motivation for getting better if your ego is going to get stroked regardless?
That's ok, I don't mind you asking :happy: You consider their birthday as their birthday, but they have their normal age and what is considered a 'corrected age' which is how old they would have been if born on their due date. For example, Aurelia is 12 weeks old today, but her due date was the 21st of this month, so she is considered 12 weeks old, but can be considered a corrected age of 9 days old. It's just to allow the premature babies some leeway in case they are a little bit behind being as though until their due date they are developing things they would have been developing in the womb. I hope that was helpful :happy:So I had a strange (one might say random?) thought..and I hope this isn't intrusive me asking...
If a baby is born premature, do you consider their birthdate that premature date, or their real due date? As a baby born 1-2 months early is not going to be on the same developmental scale at "three months of age" as a baby born on their regular due date..while I doubt it makes a difference once that first year or two is up, t'was a thought...again, my apologies if this was out of line. Congratulations on her homecoming!
It's not jealousy so much as the ability to retrace your path and come to a logicl conclussion as to why you received the outcome that you did. Now, we could obviously chalk this ending up to your superior gaming skills but we don't want you to go getting all fat headed about it and truly, if you'd not have been so paranoid, there is a high probability that you'd have done much more poorly.You're so jealous of my ending that you took credit for it. :tongue: