My 5yo DD is one of those kids that is far more often than not smiling and laughing and just enjoying life to its fullest. We've been complimented many times on what a happy little girl she is and have many time the comments of how she is the "happiest child" and questioning if she ever has a bad day...which she seldom ever does...
I've always just figured it was because she was born that way, that it was really not something that we were at all responsible for. But today she saw a doctor (therapist) who went on and on (and on and on) about how this is because of me and my husband. Because of how we raise her and the loving, nurturing, supportive environment in our household, etc.
For those who have a child like mine who is always happy and smiling...do you take credit for it?
YES! This is her typical smile and she is generally in a very happy mood most of the time (though as most every female she has her moments). I'm not sure if it's a direct contributor from how she's been raised so far, it's been a bit of a rocky road but we've done our best. She was born smiling responsively (believe it or not) so i think it's just her nature.
Answer by tnm786 at 6:28 PM on May. 20, 2011
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:24 PM on May. 20, 2011
My youngest is always happy. I think like you she was in some ways born that way. She has a great personality, is outgoind, and just generally very loving too. She will meet adults and kids and makes no issue of going up and hugging them and will go out of her way to say hello. For instance her grandma works for the courts and my dd has been introduced to almost every county employee. We went to pay the water bill and she ran passed me and to the back where the ladies sit to take payment. Well she had met the boss lady lol and was back there giving her hugs and talking to her, and the lady was talking with her too all happy to see dd.
I guess part of it is she IS the baby and has 4 older sibs who baby her as much as me and her dad do.
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