Book Review: The Temperament God gave your kids

The Temperament God gave your kids Book Cover The Temperament God gave your kids
Art and Laraine Bennett
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As parents, we all have, at one time or another, wondered: Where did this child come from? Why isn t he just like me? Am I doing something wrong?

You are not doing anything wrong, and there is very likely nothing wrong with your child! The differences described above are all differences in God-given temperament. When you understand your child's unique temperament, you will have the key to unlocking his behavior, moods, and motivational forces.

This book, which is written by the same couple who gave us The Temperament God gave you and the Temperament God gave your spouse, is a well-written and easily accessible read.

The information on the temperaments is easy to follow and set out in a logical progression which helps parents to recognise their children’s temperaments as well as understanding how that affects their behaviour. It also includes what affirmation and discipline styles are the most effective and helpful in dealing with them. Examples from real life parenting experience solidify the theory and help explain the temperaments in practical, every day terms.

Another very helpful aspect of this book is that it demonstrates how the temperaments of parents interact with the temperaments of their children and can help us all to avoid clashing with each other in the domestic environment.

I credit this book with the successful toilet training of my sanguine daughter – without it, I might have been pulling my hair out for months! I strongly recommend this to all parents who would like to parent more effectively.


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About the Author: Emily is a former ACPA award winning editor and journalist turned stay at home mum and blogger. She lives on a farm in regional NSW with her husband and their five children where she spends the time she should be doing housework reading books and writing posts.

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