The Temperament God Gave Your Kids: Motivate, Discipline, and Love Your Children
Husband-and-wife counseling team and longtime parents of four, Art and Laraine Bennett, provide a tool that’s been long-elusive to parents: insight into how the four temperament types are personified in children, and what makes each one ‘tick.’
Is your child:
- choleric (take-charge, strong-willed, competitive, quick-learner, self-reliant);
- melancholic (high-idealed, moody, perfectionistic, creative, withdrawn);
- sanguine (optimistic, eager, fun-loving, extraverted);
- phlegmatic (peaceful, quiet, cooperative, obedient)
Knowing the answer to this enables parents to do a customized job with each one, according to the Bennetts’ well-mapped strategies in their new book.
Entitled The Temperament God Gave Your Kids: Motivate, Discipline and Love Your Children , it illustrates the differences in God-given temperament among children, and the keys to unlocking each child’s distinct makeup.
Often, parents will worry there’s something wrong with their child, or that their parenting is flawed, when faced with kids whose reactions, emotions or behavior is so foreign to their own. But when they realize this has more to do with temperament – the way the kids are hard-wired – than whether they’re ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ they see that the child readily responds to a different approach.
As if knowing kids’ hot-buttons wasn’t enough, the Bennetts’ book also shows how parents’ personality types color chemistry with their children – with no two recipes alike.
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