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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Authoritarian parent

"1 "My Way or the Highway" Authoritarian parenting is one of the four main parenting styles recognized by researchers. It's characterized by rigid rules and high demands. Authoritarian parents have high standards and can be highly critical when those standards aren't met. They also tend to offer less emotional warmth compared to authoritative parents. Read on...
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The Trees – Pine Tree…

From: Growing children with character by Hettie Britz Steady, the pine tree is best characterized by the words "easy going". He is the calm and steady person who is not easily disturbed. He is the easiest temperament type to get along with, unless you want him to do something he doesn't want to. Life for him...
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The Trees – Ornamental Tree…

From:    Growing kids with Character by Hettie Britz Conscientious, the ornamental tree is an introverted temperament type. His natural style is analytical and perfectionist. He is the most moody of types ranging from highly "up" to gloomy and depressed. During his low periods he can be very antagonistic and does not make friends easily. He...
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The Trees – Rosebush

From: Growing children with Character by Hettie Britz Decisive, the rosebush is the most forceful and active of the four types. He is strong-willed and independent and opinionated. The rosebush thrives on activity. He is the most practical and makes sound, quick decisions. He is not afraid of obstacles and tends to drive right through or...
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The Trees – Palm Tree…

From: Growing kids with character by Hettie Britz Influencing of others, the palm tree is receptive by nature and outgoing. He is usually called a 'super-extrovert'. This temperament is usually thought of as a "natural salesman" but they also tend to enter professions that are outgoing such as acting. He "leads into a room with his mouth" and...
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Night Terrors…

"Let’s start with an issue which commonly affects our young children and is often confused with nightmares. What are night terrors in children? Those of you who have witnessed a night terror will know how they came to be named! I witnessed a relative of mine have several of these when he and I were both young...
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Separation Anxiety Disorder

"It’s normal for little children to not want to stray too far from us. We are animals after all and survival instincts tell our young that too much distance or time between them and us is a risky thing. For this reason, the developmentally normal ‘stranger anxiety’ and ‘separation anxiety’ that infants and young children...
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Step-Ladder Approach to Help Anxiety in Children…

"The step-ladder approach for the treatment of anxiety is medically known as graded or hierarchical exposure. It’s one of the ‘behavioural’ components of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and it’s useful to know about when encouraging your child to address their fears. This treatment approach can be applied to many common childhood anxieties such as the fear of...
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