My five year old operates under the assumption that everyone adores him. That everyone wants to be his friend and everyone wants to be around him all the time.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a friend of one of his older brothers’, someone who is a few years older than he is. Or the son or daughter of one of our friends- a child in middle school or high school. It can even be friends of ours.
He just expects that spending time with him(or even following his lead) is what everyone wants to do.
His confidence is off the charts. He’s cute, he’s funny, he’s smart, he’s sweet… why wouldn’t you want to be his good friend?
And the funny thing is that because this is how he expects to be treated, it’s how he is treated.
It makes me think there is something to the idea that others treat you how you teach them to treat you.
And that confidence is a powerful thing.
Add this to the list of things my kids teach me.
Do you think there’s something to being treated the way you expect to be treated? What have your kids taught you?
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