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New Book: How Brief Personality Assessment Can Guide Better Parenting

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Wed, Sep 02, 2015 @ 01:01 PM

Among the vast array of parenting information currently available in books, magazines and on the Internet, it’s refreshing to read a book offering a roadmap for helping parents reflect on how to adapt to each of their children’s individual personalities.  Take a look at Great Parenting Skills for Navigating Your Kid’s Personality.  (Note the clever word play on GPS.) The Canadian authors, coach/facilitator Kate Jones and educator Wayne Jones, provide a readable and positive approach for understanding different personality styles of parents and children. Particularly, they remind us to step into another’s shoes before acting. The authors share their knowledge, experience and parent-child examples developed through years of presenting parenting workshops on the four temperaments, sometimes known as the four colors of personality.

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Tags: Parenting Assessment, parent-child interaction, personality, temperament