E-News - February 2015

Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development

Information Sheet for Parents on
(Revised Edition)

Did you know that temperament differences are noticeable early in life? Would you say your child feels comfortable in the presence of others or rather that s/he becomes fearful? Children’s temperament and developmental outcomes (ex. fearfulness) can be changed naturally over time. In fact, with lots of support, affection, clear limits and positive discipline, parents can mitigate some of the more challenging aspects of their child’s temperament.
Temperament: understanding your child’s unique personality

Temperament: understanding your child’s unique personality


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To learn more on TEMPERAMENT, a topic updated by Mary K. Rothbart, PhD, read the
Experts’ texts and the synthesis in the Encyclopedia.

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