Thursday, July 10, 2008


Since I'm teaching a parenting workshop this summer on Temperament, I've been looking into resources and information to help me prepare. I'm teaching this same course in two different locations, one in Vista, the other in La Mesa.

While the course will help parents identify nine different temperaments and teach them skills to manage them, there is always need to point out real life discussions and articles that focus on this same topic.

According to a study conducted at the University of Chicago, the temperament of an infant can predict future behavior (and behavior problems). The findings of this study, published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, claim "that interventions focusing on parenting during the first year of life would be beneficial in preventing future child conduct problems."

Take this online quiz to learn a bit more about your child's temperament and your reaction to his or her personality.

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