You can differentiate the several traits of a child’s temperament at an early age. Each child is different in terms of likes, dislikes, reactions and actions in certain situations. It is not the same to deal with an extremely active child as it is to deal with a shy and submissive child. What may work for one child may not work for all. This is why it is important to identify the different personality traits of the minor to be treated.
The environment that surrounds children, the situations they are in, the social and life experiences they have are what help shape the children’s way of being. The influence of the parents is essential for the formation of a certain personality in the individual.
The Level of Activity
This is the way the children behave in their daily activities. There are hyperactive children who never stop, they need space and many opportunities to move. With these children, you can’t do activities that require them to stay still for a long time because they get bored easily. Some parents make the mistake of scolding them for their attitude, but there is nothing they can do about it.
If on the other hand, the children are very passive and quiet, they may not enjoy outdoor activities where they have to share with many people and make physical efforts. One way to get them involved in school activities is to adapt their skills to the classroom. Highly active children can be delegated certain responsibilities that require movement, and quieter children can be encouraged to participate in group activities. Either of these two extremes in excess can lead to problems in the child’s temperament. But in general, children range between different levels of these two characteristics.
Level of Adaptability
Some children adapt easily to changes although at an early age it is essential to create routines for their stability. Others cannot tolerate any type of change in their environment so you need to introduce the processes of change gradually to get them to adapt to your life.
As children progress through school, they change classes, teachers and sometimes even classmates. This can cause anxiety and a change in a child’s temperament, Steps must therefore be taken to adjust to these new changes.
Level of Regularity
This refers to daily routines for actions such as eating, going to the bathroom and sleeping. Just as there are children who easily set their own schedules, there are others who require their parents to constantly rush around because they don’t have a schedule for sleeping or eating.
These children have to create habits with daily consistency. They may take a long time to learn a new practice. This type of education skill provides an understanding of the child’s temperament in relation to study routines. This element is essential for property training and knowledge acquisition for the children’s education.
Reaction to Novelty
When changes are going to be generated in children’s life, consideration must be given to how the child responds to those changes. Whether it is a new person, a new school or a new home, it is necessary to inform them of the new circumstances so that they feel that their opinion is taken into account.
When changing schools, some children may refuse the change. Others, however, may be excited about their new school, teachers and classmates. This characteristic can give the teacher a lot of information to encourage the student’s participation in school activities, both group and individual.
There you are! You now know more about how a child’s temperament can influence his/her education. What to continue to learn more on this matter? Come back to check our the second part of our article. Until then, let us know what kind of temperament your children have – tell us everything in the comments below.