Kim reminds us of the danger found in wishing for the day when life gets easier with our young children. Each personality has its challenges, and sometimes they show up earlier than others. Moreover, Kim’s words appropriately challenge the designation “The Strong-Willed Child.” The fact is, every child is a sinner; every child is “strong willed.” When we label a child as difficult when he is one and two, we run the risk of thinking that the quiet, compliant sibling is not strong willed. Oh, no! He has the same strong will as his short-tempered brother.
I hope you find her words as comforting and challenging as I did.