My son is fiercely emotional and passionate. He is sensitive but he is also quite aware of other’s feelings. While these personality traits are not always easy to manage at the age of 4, I do hope these are traits that he will carry throughout his life.
Parenting a strong willed and emotional child does not come without its challenges. A lot of these big emotions often turn into outbursts and meltdowns. And believe me, we have had our fair share of them.
On the hard days, I often wonder if I had a different parenting style if he would be an “easier child”. Or not as sensitive or emotional. But then I remember that my son is exactly the way God intended him to be. Strong emotions and all.