Like a caterpillar to a butterfly a child emerges!


A child is an open book .… the way butterflies grow… so does a child. “The most wondrous thing about a child is that they can be so flighty. Every one of them has different talents and skills, but no matter how high or low you set him on the ground he will always fly as far into life's horizon his wings take him! Why compare? Each individual deserves to live freely without fear.



Just as a butterfly transforms from an adorable little caterpillar into something more powerful and beautiful, so do children grow. They start out life-legged but slowly learn how to fly through their everyday adventures with every new discovery that awaits them on this earth's terrain - especially if parents take time for play!



The children I see grow their wings when they are allowed to be free and explore the world. They do this through unstructured play time, or going on short adventures outside of school in between classes; these activities help them become more independent people with an understanding that life isn't always structured but it can still have goals set up for you so there's something worth fighting towards at all times!




Children are like butterflies. First they start out as a little caterpillar where the world is new to them.As they grow up, they start to grow wings so they can fly. And by fly I mean being independent, smart creatures who learn and discover the world on their own.







Have you ever wondered how a butterfly becomes an independent, smart creature? Well I'm here to tell ya! When chidlren are still in their infancy they're like little caterpillars; it's been this way since birth which means there isn't much growth or change left for us yet. We'll learn more about ourselves as we grow older but first things first: let’s get those wings out of sight before someone sees what mischief has cooked up under our clothes (no really)!







I recently read an interesting article in “Psychology Today” I think you’ll find it fascinating!


The Baby and the Butterfly How Struggles Help Children Grow Posted August 2, 2015 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/passive-aggressive-diaries/201508/the-baby-and-the-butterfly


“ Babies enter into the world utterly dependent on their caregivers. Long days, sleepless nights, and year upon year of loving, playing, feeding, bathing, changing, soothing, teaching, re-teaching, and abundant nurturing are spent by parents, as we help our children meet their daily needs and overcome life's new challenges. The art of good parenting comes in knowing when to help our children grow strong by letting them struggle on their own. The story of The Man and the Butterfly demonstrates the importance of helping wisely: A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly. The man is driven by his compassion for the butterfly’s struggle and by his desire to make things easier for the emerging creature. But struggling through its restricting cocoon is the butterfly’s only way of forcing fluid from its body into its wings and it is only after this process is complete that a butterfly’s wings are prepared for flight. In his well-intentioned haste, the man bypassed one of nature’s most efficient and necessary processes, crippling the very life he meant to aid. How do you feel when you watch your little one face struggles? It is so instinctual for parents to want to rush in and help (and certainly any health and safety-related situations call for immediate intervention) but how do you fight the urge to solve the kinds of challenges that are necessary for your child’s healthy emotional growth? Sometimes struggles are exactly what our children need in order to grow strong and fly with their own competent wings. A childhood without challenges soothes our parenting minds but stunts our children’s ability to cope, persist, and persevere.”



Signe Whitson, LSW is a licensed social worker, school counselor, and author of 4 books, including 8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents and Schools and How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Tweens. For additional information and workshop inquiries, please visit www.signewhitson.com



In conclusion;

Are two butterflies alike? Then how can children Be? Yes, here I am comparing children to butterflies. Aren’t they? Just like every butterfly is different having different colors & shades, so are children. Each one is special and unique. Every child is talented and every child is gifted with so many strengths!





As a parent, it is your responsibility to identify & nurture these strengths in your child. Help them fly and be the best that they can be. Be their guide when they take those little steps in life. Believe in them and support them as they discover their unique talents and gifts. Just like how two butterflies are different, every child is special and unique in his or her own way.


So celebrate this uniqueness and help them soar high!


What has been your experience with raising a gifted child?