This is a piece about the language we use when we compliment children that I wrote about a month ago. Anne of the Belle Jar was kind enough to have me as a guest author on her blog. Now that I have my own blog, I thought I should post it here as well!
This week has been incredibly hectic, and I haven’t had the chance to write anything here, not even the reading list for David Gilmour which I promise is STILL COMING. In light of that, a few friends have stepped in and offered guest posts – here’s one from my lovely friend Joanna, whom I’ve known since high school, about the ways that we “compliment” babies and toddlers. Enjoy!
Three Compliments by Joanna Schmidt
Three “Compliments” I’d prefer you wouldn’t give my baby:
I love my kids. They are the most important people in my life. So naturally, hearing them complimented warms my heart. I love when they are called cute or pretty or someone says their hair is lovely. Even more so, I love when people tell me that my child is clever or funny, kind or a good older sibling.
There are, however, a few “compliments” that I find…
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