And when it comes to describing what I’ve seen in their individual development, the word “fascinating” comes to my mind.
Because each and every one was individually unique in the way they were putting together their “own picture of the world.”
Yet there are countless books and websites that say, “this is what a 3-year-old does” or some other ideas about what a child “should” be doing by a certain age.
And in my experience, I’ve seen how that kind of information can undermine a mom and make her feel really insecure, especially if she compares her child to her friends’ other “normal” children.
Do you know someone who feels like that? Maybe you?
Not to worry because my podcast this week should help.
This week, I talk about why understanding your child’s individual differences is one of the most critical factors among many that affect child rearing and development.
I’ll also share with you one of the many tools I know that can really help parents understand their child and help themselves to not feel distraught over their child’s development.
The tool is understanding Dimensions of Temperament and the 9 Temperament Traits. (here is a list of the temperament traits)
(and in case you missed it, I also recap my podcast from last week)
PS: I’d love to hear from you. Comment below and let me know your thoughts and ideas about temperament and the podcast too.
(image credit: CK, Carl, Carlo, Carlito)