What’s funny about this is that when I found this clip my son’s were only 2 & 5 – they are now 5 & (almost) 8, and the older they get the more these roles fit them.
How can it be that we can produce two very different personalities? They have the same parents, grow up in the same house and have the same things available to them. And while they still have a lot in common, they also have such different interests and act so differently to various situations and events.
Apparently this isn’t uncommon in other families as well. Of all my friends I’ve shared this video with who also have boys, they’ve found it to be their situation as well to some extent.
How do you find things to run best in your house if your children are as different as mine? Do you subscribe to the idea that treating them equal works best – equal chores, bedtimes, privileges and punishments? Or do you see more value and success in treating them uniquely based on their personalities with their understanding that this is a more fair approach for both of them?