Thursday, 1 August 2013
Anger Management: Understanding Your Temperament
Each of us is born into the world as someone; we spend the rest of our lives trying to find out who."
– David,mercy,john and uchechukwu,
Living with Our Genes
Johnny didn't get it. Weren't all kids supposed to like to go to the park? But when she suggested an outing to her son, David, he'd burst into tears. He didn't want to go. Or if they were out running errands and she suggested that they stop at the library to get a few books, David would insist on going home. Lori loved spontaneity, but with David everything had to be planned or he had a fit. David had reacted this way practically since day one. They were so different, and it was often those differences that got them into power struggles.
Finally, understanding temperament allows you to stop trying to change your child or yourself, and instead find ways to work together and enjoy each other more.