Every child is either an orchid or a dandelion on the scale of sensitivity. Raising each one is very different for the parents involved. Dandelions are resilient and tough, orchid children more sensitive and intuitive. Which is your child? Take these 10 quiz questions and find out. It may just change how you parent forever.
Does your child prefer to play indoors or outdoors?
It depends on the day
Which is most likely to make your child cry?
Falling off their bike
Getting yelled at
Not getting their way
Teachers often compliment your child's...
Sense of humor
Does your child have a hard time falling asleep after an exciting day?
If you were to move houses (not school districts), your child would likely be....
Very upset and anxious
Excited for a new room
Apprehensive but open
When a place is very noisy, your little one seems...
Bothered and almost upset.
Just fine, they adapt easily.
A little annoyed but nothing more.
Does your child ever complain about scratchy clothing or the seams in a sock?
Yes, all the time!
Only if something is actually itchy.
Do you find that your little one asks a lot of questions?
No more than any other kid.
Yes, they're always asking about something.
Depends on the day.
If it was your kid's birthday, would they want a party?
Yes, a big bash with all their friends.
No, they'd rather go somewhere special.
Maybe, but only with a few people.
Describe your kid in one word:
Your child is an orchid! Orchid children are by far the minority. They are highly sensitive to the world around them and often feel things quite deeply. Reactive to their circumstances, orchid children are very influenced by their environment. Often creative and intuitive, these little ones want the best for the world and others.
Your child is a dandelion! Dandelion children are truly in the majority. They are natural born leaders who easily cope with stress and hardships. They aren't overly reactive or sensitive and tend to be quite adventurous or outgoing. They take everything as it comes and don't worry much about what hasn't happened yet.
Your child is both an orchid and a dandelion! Lucky you! Strong yet sensitive, eager yet patient. Your child will do great things one day by simply using their talents and being themselves. Unlike children who are one or the other, your child is highly adaptive and tends to shift throughout the day.