Learning to accept Compliments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelle-cove/can-your-daughter-accept-a-compliment_b_4784706.html

This is an issue that I’ve really noticed over the past six months or so with both girls…Accepting Praise. With all of her NHD accomplishments the oldest would duck her head when people approached her with “good job” compliments. Even at the school’s award ceremony she walked on stage ducking her head.

The very oldest went through a spell where she didn’t want to be “gifted” she didn’t like the extra expectations and attention that was drawn to her, I’ve read that this is common in gifted kids.

My youngest doesn’t like public attention at all. She’s the type that if she does good, just come up to her her and whisper “good job”, she doesn’t like being praised aloud in class.

Yet, raising kids with good manners is one of my goals so I will strive to make sure I’m modeling this type of behavior.

I’m attaching a link from Huff Post about accepting compliments- yes, I do seem to post a lot of stuff from them, oh well….

4th of July- serve one another

One of my bible verses of the day for today was “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”(Galatians 5:13 esv). So that’s what the girls and I did today. Our church was helping out at a community celebration that was raising funds for a local military support group. This group sends care packages each month to soldiers from our community. During the school year we help out as much as possible.

I enjoy opportunities like this because it helps both girls with their social skills, especially with communicating with others. Also, they are usually willing to do this type of thing because they know it’s important to serve others and have servant hearts.

The oldest assisted at a bounce house and the youngest helped me make/serve snow-cones.

When we got home we relaxed for a while then daddy grilled burgers and sausage. We had a nice family dinner together and later ate ice cream.

first experience at Camp Invention

The girls were able to attend our local Camp Invention this past week. This was their first time to ever attend and we are all grateful for the scholarship they got in order to attend this. Oldest was a helper and the youngest was a camper. Youngest created a squirrel house with a friend of hers, built a car and created other projects throughout the week. Oldest assisted in a station and helped with gluing, disassembling and assembling items, she made friends with a girl a year older than her and they had fun throughout the week. It was nice to let their creative juices flow and for them to get to hang out with other kids for a while.