Their pre school teacher had concerns that the fastidious twin was over taking the creative one a bit too much. I see the fastidious girl as a future scientist or possible CEO of a company with all the qualities of a phenomenal leader! The teacher expected the parents to dissuade what was referred to as bossy behaviour..
I have such a passion for children. I suggested my friends direct that beautiful leadership energy down the right path instead of viewing and reprimanding it as bossy behaviour. As a parent I've always believed I was here to correct my child, not crush her spirit!
Rarely, if ever, was the word "creative" mentioned on a report card. I played the piano, cooked well at a young age, crocheted at eleven, sewed, sang in several choirs, wrote and preformed a song for a play, was active in neighbourhood sports, yet most teachers, (not all) took my positive qualities and turned them into a negative. One can only wonder how things would have been if my many assets had been encouraged.
It's no wonder it took fourty seven years for me to start dabbling in paint! I'm so pleased the twins have parents who will do what they know to be right for their girls. Directing them in a positive way, making small corrections when need be and celebrating all their differences and triumphs!
Were you labeled as a child? Was it positive or negative? How did you deal with it?