Kids All Have a Unique Personality
This post first appeared ten years ago. Other than a few tweaks it remains as it was then and is just as true today.
Just because your kids are home for the summer doesn’t mean they will all enjoy the same activities. Let’s look at the personality differences and how that determines what they each enjoy.
The Popular Sanguine kid-just wants to have fun. They love laughter and parties. They must have friends around and lots-I do mean lots-of attention and approval from others.
The Powerful Choleric kid-will do better if given the chance to accomplish something. Even work is a pleasure for them. But be sure to reward with payment and praise.
The Perfect Melancholy kid-may take a while to get around to it but does like achieving a goal if they are given the time to do it their way and well. They will read, play chess, analyze and create. Find their talent and feed it.
The Peaceful Phlegmatic-may still be in bed. They will not demand much of you and you have to be careful if you want something productive from them. Gently urge in the direction you want them to go-never nag.
If you don’t know how to identify the personalities of your children, Google it and learn ways to parent each child individually.
I raised three children as a single mother before I remarried. I have experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years I know a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. I am the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. I’m also a Certified Professional Coach and my stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. My book, Living Learning Loving is available on Amazon.