It goes without saying that every child is different, but how is it that your child is the one that has more tantrums and meltdowns than anyone else?
Let me reassure you it’s absolutely nothing to do with you or what you’ve done right or wrong. Nope it’s down to this little or rather BIG thing. TEMPERAMENT!
So it makes sense to get to know your little ones temperament inside out as this greatly influences their behaviour AND your parenting journey.
Knowing how they are likely to react. either positively or negatively can greatly help you navigate your way around their unique behaviour. Their temperament is part of who they and influences their introvert or extrovert behaviours.
So in short a child’s temperament is how they act and react in certain ways based on personality characteristics
Now, we can take this information and make it work for us by understanding how our child is likely to react in certain situations. By understanding your child’s preferences you can then work out whether certain situations are likely to be easy or difficult, then plan and prepare accordingly.
So, understanding the traits of your child’s introvert or extrovert temperament may be the guiding force that could be missing in helping you actively manage your child’s behaviour.
Understanding your EXTROVERT child
The extroverted child is probably always on the go, never sits still, likes to be with you doing things enjoying your company. Likes playing with you and others, maybe needs lots of attention. They don’t usually entertain themselves very well. They enjoy groups and being with other children. Extroverts can get bored very easily if they are spending too much time alone. They need stimulation and variety.
Your extrovert child might be labelled as challenging or strong willed. He might know his own mind and you might regularly ask yourself why he seems to like to make things difficult for you. If you give him the blue cup he wants the yellow cup. You might not understand his constant need to be moving about and flitting from one activity to another. You might feel that he’s always invading other toddlers space. He might be very easily distracted or very persistent when it comes to what he wants.
Understanding your INTROVERT Child
The introvert child enjoys time to think and doesn’t react well to over stimulation. They may not like lots of noise, crowds and many things going on all at once. They like time on their own to recharge and like a break from other children to recharge their batteries. They maybe be home birds and enjoy nothing more than their own company and can usually entertain themselves quite well.
Your introvert child may be very clingy in new situations and become irritable by noise at playgroup. It might take them a long time to adjust to childcare or being left. They might be more comfortable with one to one play or play at home with friends than a play group situation. They need time to prepare and adapt. They often like their own personal space and don’t like others being too close.
So how can we take this information and use it?
Just being aware of all this can help you understand why tantrums and meltdowns might happen for your child and plan in advance. Start to take notice of situations that your child feels uncomfortable in or that perhaps lead to a tantrum or meltdown. Being aware of what could possibly cause a great big MELTDOWN will help you to take action and put steps in place to avoid these situations.
Particularly if you are the total polar opposite of your child. Understanding their needs better will help you to identify their needs in order to AVOID, REDUCE AND ELIMINATE Tantrums and Meltdowns
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