It has been said, ‘Aim at nothing and that is what you will get.’ Children don’t bring themselves up. We know that if we neglect a young child physically, he would die – but it is all too easy to not really be sufficiently aware of our child’s emotional and spiritual needs. The results can be equally disastrous. So we must ask the question, ‘What are we aiming at for this particular child?’
John has written an Understanding Children course which will help to answer that question. Gaining an understanding of each child's individual temperaments will help parents and carers to better understand their children's characteristics and behaviour in the different situations which are covered in the course.
As you work through the course notes we suggest that you complete the children's temperament checklists below for each child as a guide to help you understand them as you read through the course. For more information about the temperaments click here.