Child’s Inborn Temperament May Be Key to Conflicts

One key to solving family conflicts may be inborn temperament. Conflicts arise when the temperament the child was born with doesn’t “fit” with the parents’ temperaments. Good examples of this are a willful child born to very flexible parents, or a moody parent with a timid child. A good “fit” between parents and children comes when parental expectations and values are in sync with the child’s abilities and behaviors. The answer may lie in effectively tailoring parenting styles to the child. Parents could then encourage determined or willful children in positive activities or encourage moody children to express themselves through art. Parents must carefully pick battles and include the child in efforts to change.

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