Family & Parenting Guide

How your temperament determines your parenting style

When it comes to name the most vital factor to raise children, parents’ temperament fits the statement. The temperament of a father or mother affects the behaviour of the child largely. It aids in determining the goodness and effectiveness to deal with their child. To be more precise, temperament is a series of traits, which organize the little one’s approach towards others.

Defining temperament

Temperament is a way of categorizing one’s emotional attitude based on their personality. Generally, temperament comprises of emotional responses, sociability, impulsiveness and activity level.

The significance of understanding temperament

The manner in which parents (or caretakers for that matter) react to their kid’s temperament, it can largely affect their well-being as a whole. Every type needs a parent who is considerate enough to understand their temperament and adjust to their requirements to develop an optimistic attitude. It is crucial to consider that a child’s parents also possess different temperaments. The temperaments of the parents have a noteworthy impact on children, often resulting to positive interactions, during frustrations and even in conflicts.

Balancing temperament between parent and child is crucial

Knowledge of temperament works wonders for parents in adjusting their style of parenting and thereby arranges their environment for wonderfully catering the temperamental requirements of their little one and in the process promoting well-being and harmony in the family. Becoming aware of the child’s temperament aids one in becoming a better parent.

Familiarizing patterns in their kid’s behaviour that is largely influenced based on temperament can help parents in anticipating their child’s response to specific situations. Becoming aware of one’s own temperament is a supportive step for parents to help their children. With parent-child temperaments being on the similar level, parents are likely to experience an easier time to navigate the relationship, as they are capable of interpreting their kid’s behaviour with enhanced accuracy.

However, when temperaments between parents and children differ, parents may need more time to understand the situation based on the perspective of their child. Taking their child’s perspective helps parents in focussing their role, which in the process will boost up their patience and build their child’s confidence.

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team

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