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Temperament

Nature vs Nurture…

The nature versus nurture argument about personality has always seemed a little futile to me. It's a bit like debating whether a cake is the result of its ingredients or the baking process. Both are critically important steps which influence the outcome, much like nature and nurture do for personality. Researchers such as Alexander Thomas and...
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Temperament…

Lets talk about temperament, and for some people temperament  means  personality or nature of a person. Temperament is something you are born with; it’s your genetic make up. It is difficult to predict what it will look like in advance, as it is a mix over generations. Although it is your blueprint it doesn’t imply you...
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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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Motivating your child

Children’s Genetics Significantly Affect How They Are Parented

"Why Parenting Can Never Have a Rule Book: Children's Genetics Significantly Affect How They Are Parented Sep. 3, 2013 — Any parent will tell you that there is no simple recipe for raising a child. Being a parent means getting hefty doses of advice -- often unsolicited -- from others. But such advice often fails to...
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