Make Each of Your Kids Feel Special

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So stuck there in the middle is the child who doesn't fit into either role and just seems to go along with the flow. They can easily get lost in the family with so much attention being paid to the oldest and youngest.

If a parent understands that the middle child syndrome is real, they are on their way to learning how to make each child feel special. Without this recognition, parents may be unintentionally making the oldest and youngest feel special, while the middle child feels ignored.

Recognize Each Child's Individuality

It helps parents to make each child feel special when they can recognize, appreciate and value each child's individuality. The uniqueness of each child is what truly makes them special. Every child has their own interests and needs that are personal to them. If a parent can recognize this, it helps them to better appreciate and value those differences.

No matter how many children you have, learn to identify those unique differences in each of your children. Once you understand what they are, you can build a special relationship based on those differences. It helps you to plan activities and events that will interest your child. It will also make your child feel like you have really taken the time to get to know them.

Once you understand your child's individuality you are then able to move toward appreciating and valuing those differences. Children can sense when they are appreciated and valued. If your child feels that they are, they will be made to feel special.