Are your children living up to your expectations? Are they behaving the way you want? The journey to better behavior, effective parenting, calmer classrooms, and healthier teams starts here.
Meet the four temperaments: Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholic, and Phlegmatic. Knowing a child's temperament will help you understand why they think and behave the way they do... and may help you make sense of what frustrates you the most.
Miscommunication is almost always unintentional. Each temperament needs to hear four specific things, known as innate needs. Building these into your vocabulary will ensure you say all the right things and avoid the wrong ones.
What do moody, bossy, lazy, and obnoxious kids have in common? They all need something they aren't getting. Learn how to read the signals of when their innate needs are running low and what you can do about it.
Knowing your child's temperament is only half the battle. As an adult, your own temperament plays a big part in every conversation you have... good or bad. Understanding how your words affect the children around you will improve every interaction you have with them.
Why are some kids easy and some kids just plain difficult? Every tension you feel with a child is a result of the combination of both your temperaments. Here are some do's and don'ts for every color combination.