Dealing with children's different temperaments

Sondra Santos Drahos, Educator & Blogger, shares advice for parents on the best method for handling children's different temperaments
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Dealing with children's different temperaments

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Acknowledging the differences that your children exhibit from yourself or your partner or maybe other siblings is really going to be the key to dealing with those challenges, especially if you find that there's one child in particular that is perhaps a little more negative or is slower to respond, especially in regards to transitioning. You know, you get to know your children as they get older, of course, but from a younger age it can be more of a challenge. And I definitely recommend that you use that as a strength rather than see that as a weakness. And by that I mean, you know, if you know one child is going to take longer to transition, then let them know ahead of time, the night before, what to expect. Lay out a schedule, whether that's telling them what that looks like or having a calendar for older children, or even a written schedule that they know what to anticipate, and those transitions won't be as frustrating for everyone.

Sondra Santos Drahos, Educator & Blogger, shares advice for parents on the best method for handling children's different temperaments

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Sondra Santos Drahos

Educator & Blogger

In 2007, when Sondra Santos Drahos was a single mom, she became a Certified Parent Educator and founded Happy Healthy Hip Parenting.  She is a Parental Advisor at Parental Wisdom and has been heard on NPR’s The Takeaway. She was included in the Nielsen’s list of Top 50 Power Moms in 2009. She is dedicated to Honoring Families, Supporting Parents, and Enriching Relationships. She lives in Solana Beach, California with her husband and two sons.

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