Originally Posted by BlueWolf
Her smiles and laughs have to be earned.
She's very intent on what she's playing with.
She's was a very highly alert newborn.
She's not a go with the flow type of baby.
Her days are scheduled because that's the way she likes them, not because I wanted to fit her into a routine.
She also fits into the "high needs" category for babies.
She is fussy most of the time.
I know three people with children like this - to a T - (and when I mean I know them I mean I know the parents from online, not in real life, so I've never met the kids myself), and every one of them said the same of their kids as babies.
According to their own parents, they are very challenging and often times hard-to-deal-with kids. Not because they are naughty or ill disciplined, but because they have very, very
strong wills, need
rigid schedules, and have very high expectations. They are all still very high-needs and very fussy kids, sometimes bordering on downright anger.
They haven't grown up yet so I don't know anything more than that.
That said, these children I know are all complete intellectuals. I mean, they are blow-you-away SMART.
I think sometimes life isn't all that happy and carefree for them because their brains are too big for their bodies....kind of like how an intellectually advanced child stuck in a classroom gets annoyed, angered and bored just sitting there waiting for the class to catch up?
These kids need more and crave more and don't know how to get more. They need bigger challenges. And if the parents can't provide those challenges, then the kids react with anger or fussing because they feel unfulfilled and "stuck" in a rut. Very frustrating and wearying for both parent and child, I'm sure. But very rewarding in the end, too.