on my list to look at is Children and Their Temperaments by Marieke Anschütz
Originally Posted by Deborah
Speaking as a librarian, melancholic tendency kids love the Lemony Snicket books.
One teacher told me a story that happened during the class farm trip. She (a parent in this situation, not a teacher) was working in the farm garden harvesting herbs. The child assigned to her was a very melancholic kid, a real eeyore. He was griping about everything, too hot, too cold, too sunny, too boring, and not doing any work. She decided to play to his temperament. "Tell me about the worst thing that every happened to you." He cheered right up, started telling the story, and absent-mindedly began following her lead and harvesting the herbs. She continued asking questions about disasters in his life and he was totally happy, and very absorbed.
I love this story.
Originally Posted by muse
I'm rememebreing now that when Ds was 3 yrs old and in waldorf playgroup the teacher told us there were only two personalities (for that age I'm assuming); "sparky" and "melancholy". She wouldn't tell us which our son was. I found that pretty annoying.
Also the teachers at our particular school make big distinctions between the "loud, wild boys" and the "quiet good little girls".
Ok, I'm going OT on my own thread now