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  1. Elizabeth
    November 8, 2018 @ 5:36 pm

    So kind of you to share your story, you never know who’s struggling with the same issues and finds hope in reading this. I got to say that my daughter who’s now 15 sounds a lot like your daughter. Gabby hated playing with dolls dress up or much of anything. It use to really frustrate me because so thought what am so doing wrong. Her cousin who is the same age loves all of that stuff and Gabby doesn’t. Even anything cartoonish she would steer clear from. Only show she did like was Caillou on PBS. Some years later She said it was all real as rcartoon get and that’s why she liked it. I’ll tell you what she did enjoy a lot of museums zoos and libraries. You say you live on LI check out the LI Children’s Museum in Garden City if you haven’t already. My daughter was obsessed with that place we had to get a membership. She especially loves the little gift shop ????. I’m telling you all of this because she has grown into an amazing 15 year old. Who once struggled at school is now getting 90’s. She’s also on the basketball team and has lots of friends, this part is especially huge for Gabby because she was painfully shy. Let her lead and let you know what she likes and doesn’t and who cares if it does not fit the “mold”. Encourage her be silly with her and I’m telling you that little girl of yours will flourish beautifully. Good luck and God Bless!!

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    • Anna Monteiro
      November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing! I now realize she is perfectly fine, but may doesn’t fit the mold or expectations we had for her as parents. And thank you for the tip! Will have to visit the Children’s Museum. I think we are less than an hour away.
      XX,
      Anna

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  2. Regan Escobedo
    November 26, 2018 @ 3:17 am

    Such a good blog post and so relatable. I was looking on your blog for something else and came across this, and it reminds me so much of my sister. She is 10 and in 4th grade. She’s never had super close friends at school and her grades have always been an issue, but she is so smart and so amazing. Her older sisters are 21-25, so she’s always been around older people and I guess she just isn’t drawn to kids her age ????????‍♀️ She says she plays with everyone at school, but there’s never been one specific kid. Oddly, I think she’ll be the most successful person in our family. I’m sure your daughter Reese is amazing and all children are different. Like you said, let your kids be the funny kid or the weird kid. My younger sister is the funny and weird kid, but she and we just embrace it. It makes our lives better. Reese will find her way in life just fine, especially with great role models! Wishing your family the best!!

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    • Anna Monteiro
      November 26, 2018 @ 11:49 am

      Thank you so much for this message Regan! It made my morning. I know my baby will be ok, I just need to be there for her.
      XX,
      Anna

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