Do You Like Your Child?
The match or mismatch between your child’s temperament and your distinct parenting style has a major impact on your child’s emotional development and happiness.
There are times when you may not necessarily like your child and how he/she is presenting to the world. There have been times when I have not liked each of my three children-I always loved them, but I did not like them. Thankfully, it was always temporary.
When we look at a child, we forget that there is usually a parent working hard behind the scenes trying to nurture that child.
We just take it for granted that this parent is the best person to know how to best work with the child.
But what if there is a mismatch between what the child needs out of the relationship and what the parent needs? If your child’s temperament differs strongly from that of his/her parent, especially the father, the chances for conflict is high.
Moreover, a parent’s temperament may negatively impact his/her parenting style-the approach to their child’s daily life.
We can help you figure out your style of parenting. With this knowledge in hand, you will be in a much stronger position to deal with those little everyday irritants and mini-crises that become a pattern of dysfunction.
Take our Parenting Styles Screening that can be found in our library, and you will quickly learn your type.