S2 - PARENTING 101 - Nurturing the Positive
You can’t change your child’s temperament. Your child is who they are, and that’s great. But you can nurture your child’s development by adapting your parenting to your child’s temperament. You can help your child develop the positive parts of their temperament. And you can understand the situations that your child might find hard because of their temperament, and help them learn how to handle these situations.
Remember, the goal isn’t to change your child’s temperament, but to help them make the most of their unique temperament in both its strengths and the areas where they may need more support. By watching and learning from your child, you can begin to slowly and sensitively help your child adapt, to expand their world, and to feel more confident about their place in it.