If I realized how much Psychology knowledge I would need to be a parent, I would have taken it up in college. It would definitely come in handy now. Take our lesson from Coach Pia (Coach Pia is a life coach with One Core and she did a session with a few bloggers and New Beginnings Mums last June 25) on parenting your child according to birth order: for the first born, the middle child and the youngest child. Because each child is unique, we need to raise them differently and the birth order plays a big role on how we can best parent them progressively.
I only have two kids — two lovely girls. M is 5 years old and I see a lot of the characteristics of a first born from our talk with Coach Pia. M is very assertive and opinionated. She likes things to go her way (and she can be a real pain, believe me. Haha.) I definitely notice how she likes to be a perfectionist (where she got that from, I don’t know!!). She is scared to lose in games in children’s parties so sometimes she’d rather not join. So for M, Coach Pia’s parenting tips for first borns definitely help …
You can read the rest of the post and how I’ve applied Coach Pia’s parenting tips at the New Beginnings Mum Blog. You can also join the New Beginnings Facebook page for more discussions on parenting your kids.