Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Looks like Angelina Jolie will be able to bring her new child home soon. Reports say that Angelina Jolie and Brad didn't "choose him," he was chosen for them by the agency ... and, that he is "a little bit shy."
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt visited the orphanage some months ago
Well, one of the things we deal with even when it is our biological baby is that we didn't choose him or her! Also, like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's new child, each child comes with his or her own personality, emotional makeup, intelligence, and so forth.
When you come to think of it, the only person we live with and love that WE get to choose, is our partner. That's a really exciting thought.
TAKE HOME POINTS:
1. Where your child is concerned, it's the greatest learning experience in life because you get what you get -- a spirited child, a shy one, an emotionally intense child, a stalwart, steady child. Like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, you may be "given" one who is "a little bit shy." Who knows?
At the same time, you get to teach your own brand of "emotional intelligence" to your child. How to manage emotions, what they're good for and what they're not good for, that other people have feelings. How will Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt work with this child who is a little bit shy? It's different than having a boisterous, assertive, out-going extravert.
Some children are more naturally empathic than others. I had one who was a natural comforter, and who noticed when his family members were sad or angry, and then tried to help them. I had another who was just busy doing things most of the time!
2. Among all the other great things about your partner, it stands out that this is your CHOICE. We offer EQ - oriented dating coaching, so you can maximize your chances.
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