Temperament: understanding your child’s unique personality

Feb 13, 2015 Information sheet

Temperament: understanding your child’s unique personality

Information Sheet for Parents on TEMPERAMENT (Revised Edition)

Temperament: understanding your child’s unique personality

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Did you know that temperament differences are noticeable early in life? Would you say your child feels comfortable in the presence of others or rather that s/he becomes fearful? Children’s temperament and developmental outcomes (ex. fearfulness) can be changed naturally over time. In fact, with lots of support, affection, clear limits and positive discipline, parents can mitigate some of the more challenging aspects of their child’s temperament.

To learn more on TEMPERAMENT, a topic updated by Mary K. Rothbart, PhD, read the Experts' texts and the synthesis dans l’Encyclopédie.

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We are grateful to The Lawson Foundation for funding the update of this information sheet.