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All children are born with a unique personality and temperament. Their temperament affects how they behave and react to situations. However with the right approach, parents can mitigate some of the challenging aspects of their children’s temperaments.  

  • For children who are anxious, fearful or withdrawn in new situations, parents can avoid being over-protective and gently encourage them to explore new situations. 

  • For children who are fearless and take too many risks, parents can be warm and loving, set firm boundaries and consistent schedules. 

  • For children who are impulsive, parents can praise good behaviour (when children control their impulses) and be gentle with discipline. 

Overall, children tend to have better temperaments when parents show lots of support and affection, set limits, use positive discipline, and respond consistently to their needs.