My child and I have a really good relationship, why do I need to understand his temperament?
Even if you and your child have a good relationship, it can still be helpful to know their temperament. Some time down the road your relationship may change and you may feel like you do not really understand your child the way you did when they were younger.
At what age can my child take the temperament profile?
We recommend that your child be at least 7 years old.
As children get older they grow not only physically but mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. All that can not only be difficult and confusing for you, but also for them. They may not understand why they feel the way they do or act/react the way they do.
It is just as important for them to know and understand their temperament as it is for you to help guide them.
For example: Your preteen/ teen may have started to withdrawal more and doesn’t seem to want to spend time with you like they use to. They may seem a little down as well.
Preteen/teens rarely show the extent of how they are actually feeling.
So, for them, they may be feeling as though they are in a “dark mood” and do not know how to get out of it. Knowing their temperament, and knowing it before this point, could help them understand what they are feeling.
Temperament counseling would also teach them the skills they need and steps to take to get out of that depression.
If you and your child are struggling to understand each other and need help contact us.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you of making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous– and how well I know it.
~Psalm 139: 13-14