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What Makes a Child Special? Ideas for Celebrating Uniqueness

Dianna is a writer with a background in education and business. She writes to inspire and encourage others.

Discover how to help children realize their individuality and validate what makes them unique.

Discover how to help children realize their individuality and validate what makes them unique.

Every child has unique character strengths and abilities that allow them to express their individuality in a social environment. It is what makes them "special." As parents, we begin to notice differences in our children when they are quite young.

Remember when you discovered your child loved to listen to music, or to climb, or to build with blocks? These may have been slight hints as to your child's future interests, and perhaps in life they became a musician, a mountain climber, or an architect.

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

— Stacia Tauscher

Let Me Tell You How I Am Special!

An Ohio kindergarten teacher I knew asked her class, "What can you do that makes you different from everyone else?" She used this as an introduction to the thematic concept "I Am Special" during circle time. Here are some of their responses:

  • Andrew said, "I do puppet shows."
  • Amy said, "I know how to play all the games on my Barbie computer."
  • Austin said, "I am really good at LEGO Star Wars 2—the original trilogy computer game."
  • Brandon said, "I can put my foot on top of my head when I'm sitting down without using my hand."
  • Joe said, "I can run super duper fast."
  • Elena said, "I am great at coloring pictures."
  • Mary said, "I am good at soccer."
  • Becky said, "I am practicing reading, and I can draw really good."
  • Alicia said, "I help my little brother, Ben, build LEGOs."
  • Tasha said, "I wear pretty hair clips."

Defining One's Individuality

These simple sayings, as humorous as they may seem to adults, are descriptive of what a child believes separates himself or herself from others. They help the child define his or her individuality from everyone else around them. I wear pretty hair clips, I can run super duper fast, and I do puppet shows are serious answers to this question. They affirm the child's belief in being able to accomplish something well in life.

This "Who Am I?" activity helps children recognize and appreciate each other's differences.

This "Who Am I?" activity helps children recognize and appreciate each other's differences.

What Exactly Makes Me Special?

How would you fill in the blank to this question?

I am special because __________.

We will come back to this question later. Let's continue on so that we can discover what makes children special.

The "Who Am I?" Activity

Using the "Who Am I?" form shown above, a group of children were asked to fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. They had just talked about their favorite cereals and made a book about them for their reading center, so the children were familiar with who liked what in the classroom.

The next morning, the teacher posted their forms on the bulletin board for all to see as they walked into the classroom. As they tried to guess who was who, the children learned that they had similar features, but yet they were unique in other ways. The concept hit home with them: Their individuality made them special.

I read "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" to my child to help him get excited about his potential.

I read "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" to my child to help him get excited about his potential.

How Can I Help My Child Know They Are Special?

It is said that people have mastery of four to five talents and gifts unique to themselves. Just as no two snowflakes are alike, our creator made us all unique individuals. We all have a purpose in life to fulfill. Yes, no one else can take your place or do your job in life, which you are uniquely qualified for; if you don't do this, then someone else will, but they may not be as effective (or, the job may never be done!).

As parents, we must instill a sense of our child's extraordinary life within them. We must encourage the gifts and talents they have been given and their special dreams. Our child must know that they are one person with special abilities, yet one of many in a world of opportunity. Here are a few ideas for how to help your child discover this.

1. Read Inspiring Books Together

You can begin by reading books about being special or unique to your child. I love the book Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss. I read it to my child when he was young and again when he graduated from high school. The book is a story of how we go through life facing many thrills, dangers, and adventures, but, most importantly, it encourages you to bravely face your future because you are special. This is a book that can help a child get excited about his or her potential.

2. Discuss Your Child's Talents and Abilities

Reading the Dr. Seuss book together can lead to a discussion of your child's uniqueness. Afterwards, point out how they can sing, dance, write, draw, help others, etc., well and how it is a great accomplishment. This will help them believe in themselves and their special abilities.

3. Celebrate, Affirm, and Validate Your Child

As your child continues to grow, celebrate their accomplishments in school, in sports, at home, and in other important areas in life. Let them know how you view their unique talents through affirmative words. For example, saying, "You amaze me by how quickly you can solve those math problems" goes a long way in helping your child realize they have some special skill. Give your child the tools they need, through your validation, to inspire their uniqueness in life.

Now, as you have had time to think through this concept, and knowing you also have a special purpose in life, can you answer the question?

Help your children become excited about their potential!

Help your children become excited about their potential!

Quotes About Celebrating Uniqueness

  • I believe that every person has uniqueness—something that nobody has. —Michael Schenker
  • Only when you are aware of the uniqueness of everyone's individual body will you begin to have a sense of your own self-worth. —Ma Jian
  • I think we should all be tolerant of each other and embrace each other's strengths and differences and uniqueness and beauty. —Martina McBride
  • I praise you (God) because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know full well. —Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

Share Your Thoughts!

Questions & Answers

Question: Why is a little son so special to a mom?

Answer: Every child is special for moms, each in their own unique way. They are an extension of who you are and reflect the love you have for them.

Question: Why is each person special for the abilities he or she has?

Answer: Your question is one many people ask themselves. How am I different from others? What makes me special? Other than our parent telling us, we wonder how others view our uniqueness. First, I believe our creator made each of us with special abilities to succeed on our journey. Using those abilities in the world around us makes our experience different from others. Secondly, how we see ourselves and use those abilities affects our view of life and how we live. Our unique application of talents and abilities will be different from any other individual.

Question: How am I special?

Answer: If no one has never told you before, you are indeed special. You have specific assets and talents unique to who you are. God has blessed each of us in this fashion. Go out and use those talents to a positive difference!

Question: What qualities make a person precious?

Answer: Precious is a trait held dear to a person for various reasons. What one person values may differ from another point of view. However, someone who is precious to another would bring joy, happiness, trust, love and loyalty to a relationship. Communication is open but not always evident when one is with another, silence is an accepted comfort as well when needed.

© 2012 Dianna Mendez

Comments

Dianna Mendez (author) on October 08, 2018:

RDsparrowriter, what a great mom you have to remind you of your uniqueness. Keep encouraging those children to create without limitations. It will build their confidence throughout life.

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on April 30, 2018:

This is very interesting and thoughtful article :) My mom is a great supporter even when I feel down if compared to accademically and other talents that my siblings are great at so my mom always reminds me how special and valuable I am and how much she appreciates my helping hands :) I always try to encourage kids with their creativity :)

Dianna Mendez (author) on January 17, 2015:

VEllur, I so appreciate your revisit here. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful New Year.

Violette, children are all so uniquely made and it is our duty as parents to help them realize this truth. Thank you for adding value to the content.

ChitrangadaSharan, I have also seen parents favor one child above the other and it is so sad. My heart goes out to every child out there who needs to hear how truly wonderful they really are as a person. Enjoy your week, dear lady.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 05, 2015:

Excellent hub and this is so important to understand for each and every teacher and parents. This subject is very close to my heart.

Parents have a tendency to compare kids with other children or within siblings. The fact as you explained so beautifully is this that each child is unique and special and this must be appreciated.

Great hub, voted up!

VioletteRose from Atlanta on January 05, 2015:

Great hub! I totally agree with you, every child is special in his on her own way. Every one is blessed with something special, sometimes we just fail to notice them. As parents, we should try our best to help the kids develop their talents and we have to be careful not to put the pressure of our expectations on them. Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub :)

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 26, 2014:

A great hub, came back to read and voted up useful and informative.

Dianna Mendez (author) on February 11, 2014:

Audrey, yes, every child does deserve to be valued. I see too many that are neglected and only need a hug to complete their day.

Audrey Howitt from California on February 08, 2014:

So interesting--every child deserves to feel cherished

Dianna Mendez (author) on February 08, 2014:

Vellur, thank you. I appreciate you so much. Be well and safe.

Sujaya, I agree with you. Creation is beautiful and reflects God in all ways. Blessings!

Till, if only all parents would value the treasure of a child. Take care and enjoy who you are!

Mary Craig from New York on February 07, 2014:

This hub should be given to every parent before they leave the hospital with their newborn! It is so important to realize how special each child is. No two are alike and that certainly leads to them being special, but then there are their special qualities. Great hub teaches.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

sujaya venkatesh on February 07, 2014:

God's creation says it all tea

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on February 07, 2014:

A great hub, came back to read again. Voted up once more.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 25, 2013:

Very wise thoughts, Torri. Each child deserves the support and love of those who guide them through life. Hope your day is going well.

torrilynn on March 24, 2013:

In my eyes, I feel that every child is special. But as a mother or a father it is their duty to guide their children into believing that and making sure that we give them positive feedback so that they can reach their full potential in life. nice hub. Voted up.

Dianna Mendez (author) on August 10, 2012:

Shruti, thank you for The compliment. Your visit here is a great welcome. Take care and be well.

shruti sheshadri from Bangalore, India on August 10, 2012:

I love the way your mind thinks.. It is such a pleasure to teach and nurture kids everyday isn't it? Makes you feel young and alive!

Brilliant note... Glad to come across this! :)

Dianna Mendez (author) on August 06, 2012:

Glimmer Twin, thank you for coming by the hub and for leaving your supportive comment. You are a dear friend.

Dianna Mendez (author) on August 06, 2012:

Thank you, Fpherj48, coming from you, the congratulations means so much. You take care now.

Dianna Mendez (author) on August 06, 2012:

Deborah, children enrich our world. Thanks so much for your support and sweet comments. Stay well and safe.

Dianna Mendez (author) on August 06, 2012:

No, Lindalou, God does not make mistakes. We just have to recognize his plan for our lives. You have some very sweet children placed under your care and I know it is for a reason and purpose. Thanks for stopping in here and for sharing. Blessings.

Dianna Mendez (author) on August 06, 2012:

You are most welcome, Ignugent. However, I am most thankful for your those special people, like you, that know the beauty of children.

Claudia Mitchell on August 06, 2012:

Such a beautiful hub teaches! Every child is special and I love the circle time activity. Thanks for writing such a great hub.

Suzie from Carson City on August 06, 2012:

Teaches12345...popping in here to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Good for you! You deserve the 2012 Award!!

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on August 06, 2012:

Oh I love children and this is a wonderful and special hub.. blessings my friend

Debbie

Linda from Texas on August 06, 2012:

I'm bookmarking this for future reference! I have a 9 year old granddaughter who is a middle child. Her older sister is very smart and excels at everything and her little brother is well on his way to doing the same. Bug, however, is dyslexic and has ADHD. She isn't stupid by any means, but she struggles. She works better with one-on-one lessons so I do what I can. We've already taught her how to handle the boys who make fun of her freckles! "God doesn't make mistakes."

Thanks for sharing this!

ignugent17 on August 06, 2012:

Beautiful hub. It is very helpful to teachers and parents. Children know who they are and people around them needs to recognize their existence. Thanks teaches12345 .

Dianna Mendez (author) on July 27, 2012:

Children are special gifts from above and we are so fortunate to have them in our lives. Thank you, prettynujob, for the reminder.

Mary from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on July 27, 2012:

Children are the most precious gift God has gave to this earth great advice on ways of making them feel special.

Dianna Mendez (author) on May 06, 2012:

urmilashukla23, thanks for the compliments and encouragement on the hub. I am glad you enjoyed the topic and so grateful for your commenting. Each child is so special and deserves to be told just how much they mean to us. Take care, my friend.

Urmila from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on May 06, 2012:

Great concept! You have written so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 28, 2012:

Hello Shampa! I agree tht children are astonishing us in great ways these days, and all of them deserve credit and special attention. Thanks for stopping in and for your positive contribution to the hub. I will have to look into your poem. Be well and safe.

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 28, 2012:

Thank you jainismus, for stopping in and for the votes of support. It was nice to see you here. Take care.

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 28, 2012:

I am sure your son loves you and will only become more successful as you encourage him in knowing how special he is. Thanks for the support and votes, I deeply appreciate your visit to the hub. Be safe out there.

Shampa Sadhya from NEW DELHI, INDIA on April 28, 2012:

Voted up and awesome.

Thanks to jainismus for sharing this hub of yours. Loved your article and totally agree with you that every child is special in his own way. I wrote a poem on this subject but it has a little twist as I've specifically written on the present age kids because with constant modernisation children are also astonishing us in a great way. Well, the fact remains that every child is special be it during any age. No doubt a superb hub.

Mahaveer Sanglikar from Pune, India on April 27, 2012:

Great, well written Hub. Voted up.

cebutouristspot from Cebu on April 27, 2012:

Wow. This is a great hub. I don't know if my son think he is special but I try my best to make him know he is special in my eyes. :) There are some great tips that parents could get from this hub. Voting up and useful :)

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 23, 2012:

Thank you, Ruchira, for adding on to this hubs' topic. I agree that its the building blocks we help our children acquire that will make a difference in their future. I always am glad to have your insight to the hubs. Have a great day!

Ruchira from United States on April 23, 2012:

beautiful hub, teaches12345. my kid was fortunate to go through that drill of writing on such beautiful questionares and I have it treasured. Building self esteem of children while they are growing up is very important. they are like building blocks, which helps them in the future.

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 15, 2012:

Millionaire, yes, all have special unique abilities and make a contribution to our world as we develop and use them. It is one of my favorite books that I mentioned above, it has so much philosophy within the pages. Thanks for the comments and visit. I am so glad you stopped in!

Shasta Matova from USA on April 15, 2012:

This is a great message - all people are indeed special, and although they share some of the traits with other people, they have a combination of traits that make them unique, or they particularly excel at one or a few. I really enjoyed the Dr. Seuss book too.

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 13, 2012:

Thanks for the positive comments and support. I agree on Dr. Suess, his books are fun to read but always have a purpose. I have used several of his books to teach concepts to children. Have a great weekend. Blessings!

Susan Ream from Michigan on April 13, 2012:

Hi teaches, it is so nice to know there are teachers like you in this world ... Teachers who have chosen to invest their lives in helping children in so many ways.

I love how the teacher in Ohio led the children to think about their own uniqueness. "Oh The Places We'll Go," is such a fun book ... and Dr. Suess sure knew how to write children's books with a purpose in mind.

Another Great Hub. Voted up and Awesome.

God Bless YOU!

Mekenzie

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 13, 2012:

I agree with your, Peggy. Every child has a purpose in life. I appreciate your vote and comments. Have a blessed day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

A positive self image is always important to instill in a child and each child, regardless of their abilities, has something to offer their family and the world. Voted up and useful.

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 08, 2012:

Hello Sunshine! Yes, we do have it easy and the experience to know what to say. Keep loving those sweet children! Thanks for the visit and for leaving a comment. Have a great week!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on April 08, 2012:

I'm not a fan of Dr Suess but I do like the book Oh The Places You'll Go. It's a good learning book. I make my grandchildren feel special with lots of love, hugs and kisses...grandma's have it easy:)

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 08, 2012:

Thank you, pastor! I am deeply honored by your visit and blessing. Yes, God made us all unique with a purpose to fulfill. I will visit you also! Have a blessed Easter!

Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC on April 08, 2012:

GREAT ADVICE! God's loves this and I DO TOO!! Voted-UP and Awesome! I pray that things are going well with you! God Bless you and when you get some time, come visit me!

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 08, 2012:

Hello thoughtforce! Thank you for the positive comments on this hub topic. I agree that all people in general greatly benefit from positive praise, no matter what age; but, children get a jumpstart in life if they are told how unique and special they are from the start. Thanks for the votes of support. Take care.

Christina Lornemark from Sweden on April 08, 2012:

This is a great hub with a very important message! I wish all children could have the chance to know how special they are and as parents we can help them as you describe here. I know from my own life that it is difficult to make up for that missing security later as an adult. It takes so much time and effort to get there by yourself. A very important hub and I like the way you wrote this. Voted up, useful

Tina

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 06, 2012:

Jackie, it seems that your children have found their unique natural pull to those things that interest them. All good news! Yes, all children have a talent that is especially theirs and it is good parenting that helps to lay a foundation for their success. Thanks for the visit and the encouagement.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on April 06, 2012:

My two children have great talent and besides other things they are both artists and completely different, my daughter more into nature and my son sci-fi. It really amazes me at times and your hub has made me think of all the children i have ever know and they really are a talent all to themselves in one way or another. A very interesting and useful hub!

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 06, 2012:

True, the earlier children receive positive praise from parents, the stronger the foundation for success in life. It is interesting how children in one family can differ widely in character. Great job in shaping them accordingly! Thanks for your visit and positive support. Be blessed today.

KatrineDalMonte on April 06, 2012:

What a lovely ub, a great message to all parents. My 3 chhildren are all different for sure. Each of them enjoys different hobbies and interests. The character and talent are shaped so early in the childhood and must be encouraged so that they can develop and blossom further.

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 04, 2012:

I hope that this hub will help others to see the uniqueness of children and how they can work to help make a difference in their future. Thank you for the visit and inspirational insight. Take care, Acaetnna.

acaetnna from Guildford on April 04, 2012:

We are all unique and totally special. A good parent and teacher for that matter, should help a child to realise just how special they are. All too often, especially teachers are unable to see the good in some children. I think this is so sad. Brilliant work here Teaches12345.

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 02, 2012:

Agreeing with you tireless. Each of has a unique role in life. Thank you for the support. Enjoyed your visit!

Dianna Mendez (author) on April 02, 2012:

Thank you, movie master, for the supportive vote. I am glad you stopped in and that you enjoyed the article. Children do need the positive affirmation from parents. Be well!!

Judy Specht from California on April 01, 2012:

Teaching a child he is the star of his life and that nobody can fulfill his roll is so important. Good work teaches.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on April 01, 2012:

I always enjoy your wonderful hubs and great advice, every child is special and it's so important that they know that.

Thank you and voted up,

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 31, 2012:

Alicia, I am glad to hear I am not the only parent who thinks so off the wall! My son loved the book and the message. Thanks for the added support and comment. Take care.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 31, 2012:

Drbj, you are right on! Kids are all special and deserve special attention from those who help t raise them. It goes a long way in paving a successful future. Thanks for commenting and your support.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 31, 2012:

Yes, Rebecca, the earlier we can start the better. Thanks for the support!

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 31, 2012:

Kathy, twins need this validation more than ever, they need to know they are unique. Great job in realizing this! Thanks for your kind support and visit.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 31, 2012:

Sam, you are a great parent to want to adopt this concept so early. Thanks for your support.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 31, 2012:

Hello sofs! You are most kind and I am grateful for your supportive votes. Glad you stopped in and enjoyed the read.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 31, 2012:

Alissa, yes, validating their gifts and dreams boosts their self worth. Thanks for your sharing!

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 31, 2012:

Vellum, many thanks for insisting and vote of support. The form helped simplfy the concept for them. It worked well.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 30, 2012:

You have some great advice in this hub, teaches! It's interesting that you mentioned reading the Dr. Seuss book to your son when he graduated from high school. A couple of years ago the mother of one of the graduating Grade 12 students in my school asked all the staff to sign the same Dr. Seuss book and then gave it her son as a graduation gift. He appreciated the gift!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on March 30, 2012:

You are so right, teaches. Every child is special and we - parents and teachers - must instill and nourish that thought in every single one of them.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on March 30, 2012:

A beautiful share! It's never too early to detect our child's individual interests and talents!

KathyH from Waukesha, Wisconsin on March 30, 2012:

Excellent advice! I know when raising twins, people would think they had to like and do the same things... not true at all! They are unique individuals and we tried to encourage that in them. :) Fantastic advice! Thank you for sharing this important message to help parents or anyone blessed with little ones in their lives! :)

samnang222 on March 30, 2012:

Great hub hah, teaching me as I am now a father of 6 month son, many great points that I will put them in practical for parenting my lovely son, vote up

Sophie on March 30, 2012:

Another gem from you Teaches. What an important lesson for parents. I am so glad that you write these lovely hubs.. Now, I am going to push all the button except funny. Have a great day!

Alissa Roberts from Normandy, TN on March 29, 2012:

This hub is fantastic and a great message for all parents! I love how you pointed out that it is a parent's job to encourage their children's dreams and talents - so important! Job well done with this one - voted up!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 29, 2012:

A great hub,an excellent guide to help a child be proud and feel special. I loved the part "What exactly makes me special ?" Enjoyed reading and voted up.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 29, 2012:

Hyphenbird, I am glad to see that you filled in the blank on yourself. It does take courage to see how you differ from others and recognize your special abilities. Celebrate your gifts of photography, writing and who you are! The teacher I mentioned is a very gifted person and has a deep passion for teaching. I was very fortunate to be able to observe her classroom on occasion. Thank you for stopping in to read the hub and for leaving such an inspirational comment. Blessings!

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on March 29, 2012:

I love this Hub. Every precious ans unique child deserves to know and see their special gifts. That teacher in Ohio is so wise and loving. So many educators want little robots and beat down any individuality.

I am special because I have an incredible gift of photography and writing. I love with 100 percent of my being. I am special!

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 29, 2012:

Mary, I have seen your posts and you do have beautiful, well balanced children and I'm sure it comes from your modeling such hubs as this. Thanks for the visit and for leaving a supportive comment and vote. Blessings!

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 29, 2012:

You put a smile in my day, Michele. Yes, you made sense. I agree that parents and kids will benefit from this exercise. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving such a supportive vote and comment.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 29, 2012:

Exactly, billybuc, we adults do need this exercise in our lives as well. We all are unique and have a purpose in life. As we developed our strengths, talents, gifts we will help many others. Thank you for stopping in, it is always a pleasure to see you! Be blessed in you walk today.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 29, 2012:

Sweet Deborrah, thank you for coming by and leaving such a positive reflection of this hub. I appreciate your vote of support and comments. Blessings.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 29, 2012:

Thank you contentpundit! I am glad you enjoyed it and many thanks for the vote of support. Love your profile pic, by the way.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 29, 2012:

Great add on, formosangirl, it is an opportunity for parents to help a chld develop a positive self image. It is always good to see on the hubpage comments! Thanks for the vote of support.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on March 29, 2012:

This is a wonderful Hub, and full of advice. I have 4 children (now grown), but each one was so different from the other three. Each one is unique and wonderful in her own way. I voted this Hub UP, etc.

Michele Travis from U.S.A. Ohio on March 29, 2012:

Love this hub! It helps both the parents and the kids, because when the parents learn more about how to do things to help make their children feel better about themselves, then the children do feel better about themselves. Gosh, I hope that made sense. Voted up!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 29, 2012:

This is so beautifully written, presented like the teacher that you are. What I think is cool is adults could do your exercise and quite a few would benefit from it. We all need to recognize that we are special! Great job my friend!

DeBorrah K Ogans on March 29, 2012:

Teaches12345, What a wondeful hub! Great advice for helping each child accept their uniqueness! I believe that each child is special and each of them have something special to contribute to the world!

As you stated:"As your child continues to grow, celebrate their accomplishments in school, in sports, at home and other important areas in life. Let them know how you view their unique talents through affirmative words..." Amen! Voted UP!

Thank You for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

contentpundit from Chennai, India on March 29, 2012:

Wonderful Hub !!! Voted Up

formosangirl from Los Angeles on March 28, 2012:

Good hub to remind parents to make a child feel special. It is so easy to forget and lose an opportunity to improve a child's self image. Voted up and useful.

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 28, 2012:

Hi Christy. If we help children to discover how special they are at an early age, it will help them to look at life as a positive challenge. I always appreciate your visits and insightful comments on the hubs. Thank you.

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on March 28, 2012:

Hi Teaches, what a great message you are delivering in your hub. Children are indeed each different and you are right that early thoughts about themselves can foreshadow their later actions. Well written!

Dianna Mendez (author) on March 28, 2012:

Glad to see you, Kelley! The book should be a classic told to children of all ages. I am so glad that you enjoyed the hub and think it is important in parenting. Thank you for voting up on it.

kelleyward on March 28, 2012:

Voted up and beautiful. I love that Dr. Seuss book also. I think what you shared here is so important. Cute quotes from the kids! I really enjoyed reading this!