C is for the Cautious Child #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of characters. On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting, Wednesday – quotes, and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will focus on characteristics. On the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about characters from movies, TVs or books.

CToday the letter is C on the A to Z blogging challenge. On Mondays, I typically write about a parenting issue so for the letter C, I chose the Cautious Child.

I certainly have one of those in my oldest child, Jase. He is never the one to do anything impulsively. He sits back and evaluates the situation before acting. While sometimes he is fearful of situations (as in how to behave or what others will think of him), I would not consider him overly cautious. He doesn’t hang back from situations but rather needs the information to feel safe and confident before proceeding or making a decision.

I am sure many would label Jase as shy. He is hesitant to speak to adults he doesn’t know. When he started preschool (some seven years ago at the age of 3), he never spoke to the teacher. It wasn’t until he was 5 and in a Gift of Time class (one meant for five year olds not ready for kindergarten) that he began to open up.

Now at 10, while he may be shy and cautious at times, in other instances, he does things without considering them daunting.  He has tried out for the school play and the talent show. He got a part in the school talent show and performed before the whole school. He always tries out for a speaking part in the grade-level performances and has constantly been selected.

But then the next day he will be overly worked up about going to a friend’s house and meeting his new step-sisters. Go figure.

If you missed the other days in the A to Z Challenge:

A is for Alice

B is for Belgarath 

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