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How do Personality Quizzes and TV Help You Understand Your Child?

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Anyone who has interacted with or has more than one child has realized that there are many differences in what each child likes and dislikes, regardless of their ages. Not all girls over the age of five love Barbies just like not all boys are going to be interested in Star Wars. The differences in each interest stem from the different types of personalities that a child has. By better understanding the personalities of your children you will be able to help them grow and teach them in a way that is nurturing their lives and less frustrating for you as a parent.

Why is a Child’s Personality Important?

kids educational televisionThink about the way that you deal with a particular situation. Let’s say, the way your employer talks to you. Do you feel worse about yourself because of his demeaning tone or do you simply go with the punches and not let it bother you? The way you process information changes the way you feel on a day to day basis. The same is true of children. This is why not every punishment or learning method works with each child. When you understand a child’s personality, you are better able to get your information across to them because you are using an approach that they accept.

Personality Quizzes

There are plenty of cool personality quizzes online. When perusing our favorite social media sites we find ourselves participating in them all the time. All of those 10-question quizzes that talk about what kind of flower are you or what state you belong in are a form of personality quiz. You can use a general personality quiz to determine what type of child you have. Depending on the guideline you are using, you will find that there are 3-4 different types of personalities. Each has its own unique characteristics and each one processes information a little differently. One of the best options is the Florence Littauer and her Personality Plus books which take an easy to understand approach to different personalities. Once you understand the type of personality of your child you will be able to implement the type of language that they respond best too.

Television Shows

The types of kids educational television shows that your child chooses can also say a lot about their personality. Children who are more interested in shows with adventure and creative style learning tend to have more creative and caring personalities. Those that are drawn to shows which are more technical and ask questions to understand it tend to grow up into Type A personalities. Watch the types of shows that your child watches and how they relate to the characters. Their relationships with these fictions characters can indicate the emotions that they are not saying. For example, if you find that your child really resonates with Lilo and Stich then there may be some underlying sadness related to the death of a family member or pet or even just a feeling of abandonment when the parents are at work.

Putting it All Together

Too many parents today think there is something wrong with their child and send them to see a therapist instead of trying to understand them. It is important that parents focus on nurturing their child’s true self and not forcing their own personalities onto them. If each parent makes an effort to communicate with their child in a way that they understand then each child has a better chance of growing up with a happy and healthy life.

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Parenting Choices

PARENTING PHOTOBeing a parent is the hardest job in the world. With any other job there is a lot less pressure to do everything exactly right all of the time. Having children is the greatest blessing there is but it also comes with more responsibility than anything else as well. Everyone wants to do right by their children, raise them right and try to everything the best way so that they can grow up into healthy happy adults.

Every parent wants their child to have all of the advantages in the world and have everything that they want. Parenting is so very difficult because it seems as if the “right thing to do” changes on a weekly basis.  Of the little details are hard to deal with. You have to be the one to decide what they eat and when they go to bed. What games they can play and what television they should be watching, keeping them from harm while giving them enough freedom to grow into individuals and even teaching them the right things. Even if you think you know how to raise a good person, the media is constantly changing all of the other rules.

They tell you whether or not to sooth your baby when he cries or what foods and drinks are on the newest no fly lists. Every day there seems to be something new to watch out for or avoid. There are always thing that you should be doing but aren’t or should do but do anyway. At some point you have to just look at the facts in front of you and make your own decision about what is okay for your child. Do you think vaccinations are safe, do you believe that kids should never have fast food and do you feel comfortable letting them go out on dates at what ages? It is all up to you.

As their parent you have their best interest at heart and want the very best for them so you have to go over all of this new found data and decide if soda is the enemy or if moderation is what they need. All of it comes down to knowing the facts and being able to use those facts to back up your choices. If you can do that than you have at the very least done your best to try and do the right thing for them.

The newest thing is sulfate free shampoo. Now there are some things about sulfates that you should know. Basically they are added to soaps and shampoos for the bubbly quality. They make the lather happen. In itself, it is not a bad thing, but there is more. They are also derived from sulfuric acids and can be rough on the skin, scalp and hair. Harsh sulfates can irritate the skin, just like they burn your eyes when you are in the shower. That same property can be irritating to the skin. Also they are said to take some good oils out of the hair as well. In the end the choice is yours.

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