Giggle parenting is great for building our children’s confidence. The more we can be the silly, less powerful one, the more they can grow and shine.
My daughter loves working through these comics, doing the stickers, and puzzles, etc. We got to this activity, where she counted up the bugs, and then had to draw her own bug.
”You draw one,” my daughter said.
Ok I thought. Here’s an area where she doesn’t feel so confident. So I said, ”okay, I’m going to draw a square bug.” Then the pen drew a triangle bug, so I exclaimed acting all exasperated. ”Hey! Pen what are you doing? I said a square, not a triangle!” Then I tried again drawing a rectangle bug, but drew a sausage bug instead. Then I said I would draw a circle bug and ended up with a snail. Then I drew a semi-circle bug, and added six legs. Then the pen started adding many more legs. Every time the pen did it wrong I would start, exclaiming and complaining while my daughter laughed and laughed.
It’s little moments like these that can help our children to release tension, and their confidence. With each giggle we are closer to our child believing that they CAN do it, after all.