I was at my friends house; and her friend was there bragging about how when her 3 year old was 12 months, she knew 30 English words, 20 Spanish, and around 50 sign language movements. okay, so she was bragging. Well then she said, " my kid was smarter then any 2 year old I know at one year." As I sat there with my 20 month old son. I was like, WOW, its one thing to brag, but have some common curtousy. I am in no race for child to talk, and I don't really care to hear made up stories on how a one year old could talk that much. Much less my child be downgraded just to make yours sound better.
Anyone else care to share some experiences...
Answer by Nyx7 at 9:35 AM on Dec. 20, 2009
You say, we are focusing on social skills and modesty. We don't want our son to grow up to be an obnoxious bragger.
I agree with the PP. I feel sorry for her kids. She has issues and they will affect her kids.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 11:21 AM on Dec. 20, 2009
Whenever something annoys me, it's either because I too am that way or I'm being challenged to grow past that point. I believe all things happen in Divine Order and people are exactly where they're supposed to be, feeling exactly what they're supposed to feel. By reaching deep within myself, I can discover what spiritual principles I'm violating that's causing me to feel annoyance. I'm real mindful of my own mouth and its tongue. I don't wanna get hung by my own tongue. So, I often utilize the powers of silence and prayer. The best way to be a friend, is to first be a friend to myself: by respecting myself, by establishing my own boundaries, by living the example and unhealthy people are, more often than not, deterred by me. Self acceptance, unconditional love, humility, powerlessness, forgiveness, caring, sharing, practicality, patience, prayer, prudence and tolerance are principles that come to mind.
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