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Dr. Scott Turansky

Dr. Scott Turansky offers moms practical, real-life advice for many of parenting’s greatest challenges. read bio

What's Your Child's Personality Type?

Have you heard about the diet that’s geared to your blood type?  What about the ones geared to your body type or hair color (okay, we’re just kidding about that last one!)?  Well, we’re not sure if those work, but when it comes to parenting, iSpecialist Scott Turansky says you can be a better mom if you parent with your child's personality type in mind.  He also tells us why it’s crucial to remember that, no matter our child’s type, they are still a work in progress.

Children's personality types can often be divided into two distinct types: the determined, strong-willed child and the more passive, or unmotivated, child. Each personality type has its strengths and challenges. The key to parenting, in both cases, is to understand the role of the will, and the heart.

Remember, whether your child is strong-willed or unmotivated or somewhere in between, what's important is the heart.

Which type is your child… and how can you help them make the most of the way they're "wired"? Click below to read more.

Strong-willed kids

Unmotivated kids

 

Related Resource: Personality: Keys to Parenting Extroverts and Introverts

 

Pillow Talk:

What are three words that describe you?

 

 

Used with permission from the book Parenting is Heart Work by Scott Turansky, D.Min. and Joanne Miller, R.N., B.S.N (Effective Parenting, Inc.).

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