Parenting Your Polar Opposite
I can so relate! Not to say my boys are nothing like me, but the oldest has definitely been harder to "parent" thus far. I have conciously and deliberately looked for the good in our relationship and the positive attributes his personality brings. (And some days that is hard work!)
When dealing with a child who is so different from yourself, it is easy to label their way of doing things as wrong. (Because our way is the right way, no?)
Fortunately I have years of practice as my DH's personality and temperment are very different from my own. I have learned that different does not equal wrong.
Different can even be good sometimes as you are forced to stretch and grow beyond your comfort zone.
This part resonates with me:
She is going to be who she was created to be; it’s up to me to see that in all the ways she is different from me, I can find a powerful invitation to stop anticipating and just experience life together.