Understanding Temperament

Once you understand your child’s temperament and your own, you can create strategies to give your child’s natural disposition room to grow, making parenting more effective and enjoyable.

Almost 50 years ago, researchers Alexander Thomas and Stella Chess studied 100 babies from early infancy to adulthood and identified 9 temperament traits, including persistence, intensity of reaction, activity level, and adaptability. Since that time, scientists have been able to refine our understanding and focus on five qualities of temperament,

How can we improve the fit between ourselves and our child, and between our child and their environments? Goodness of fit is how well an environment—and the people in it!—match a child’s temperament. Just like that beloved toddler toy, the shape sorter, we can imagine that every child’s temperament has

Every child is unique. We are each born with a special combination of mental, physical, and emotional traits that influences how we approach the world. Temperament is like a one-of-a-kind blueprint for each child.   We all recognize aspects of temperament in our children, often from very early on:  Kylie

Get to Know Your Child Better “The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” – KAKUZO OKAKURA

An excerpt from the behind-the-scenes interview with Nathan Fox, Ph.D. at the 2016 Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank.

An excerpt from the behind-the-scenes interview with Adele Diamond, Ph.D. from the 2016 Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank.

Excerpt from a talk by Alicia Lieberman, PhD at the 2017 Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank.

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An excerpt from the behind-the-scenes interview with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek at the 2018 Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank

Excerpt from behind-the-scenes interview with Dr. Arietta Slade from the 2018 Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank