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Characteristics of Temperament-Please Share! - This week is "Persistence"

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There are eight characteristics of Temperament that range on a continuum from Easy Going (40% of all children) to High Need/Spirited (15% of all children) with Slow-to-Warm in the middle (30% of all children).

Each week, we will explore the benefits and challenges of each one. Sometimes we need to see that not always is the grass greener on the other side.  Of my five children, two are moderately spirited, one is easy-going, one is extremely spirited (my last one) and one is slow-to-warm.  This is a eye-opening exercize that we do in classes and thought it would be great to get a wider range of opinions.  Please contribute what you see/observe in your children.  Thank you from Judy

 

Persistence

 

What do you experience as challenges in parenting a highly persistent (spirited) child?

 

What do you see as benefits in parenting a highly persistent (spirited) child?

 

What do you see as challenges in parenting a low persistence child?

 

What do you see as benefits in parenting a low persistence child?

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Here are some responses that parents in my groups have given...

 

What do you experience as challenges in parenting a highly persistent (spirited) child?

 

Need patience.  Person could be too driven.  May be perceived as stubborn.  Hard for them to know "when to let go" for health reasons.

 

What do you see as benefits in parenting a highly persistent (spirited) child?

 

People tend to be accomplished and very motivated.  They have determination and many become leaders and entrepreneurs.  They are very productive in whatever they do.

 

What do you see as challenges in parenting a low persistence child?

 

Child may quit too soon without really giving something a try.  May not even start projects.

 

What do you see as benefits in parenting a low persistence child?

 

Child may be more cooperative in doing things the parents way, rather than their way.  They may have lower stress in life and may be more open to advice and opinions.

 

Next week:  Intensity

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