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Temperament Trait Strategies: Positivity/Mood

by Maxine
Posted July 30 2010 04:50pm
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Positivity/Mood: On The Temperament Wheel, is your child high or low? 

Low Positivity – this child is serious and more difficult to please.  These children find it hard to have a positive attitude when they experience a setback.


  • Provide as much comfort as you can without going overboard. With children like this, you may not be able to change their overall mood.  This will help your child learn that there are limits to what others can do to make her life happier.


  • Physical exercise is a great way to improve your child's mood.  Find the kinds of active play that please your baby. Then, faithfully work them into your regular routine. This will help your child enjoy the enhanced mood that comes from physical exercise.


  • Reward your baby when she smiles and expresses happiness.  This will help your child learn that these simple actions please others. In turn, others will want to make her happy, too.


High Positivity – these children are just generally sunny, cheerful and resilient in the face of setbacks..


  • Provide lots of bonding time. Sometimes adults take these children for granted because they need so little to be happy.  This will help your child become attached to you and want to please you.


  • Enjoy your playtime together. It's a gift to be able to play with a child who is naturally cheerful.  This will help our child learn to like to play.


  • Don't push your baby too hard. Although she's naturally cheerful when you give her challenges, she needs time to set her own goals.  This will help her become self-motivated as well as very likeable.


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