A key goal in effective treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder should be to understand our temperament and the temperament of the children we live and work with.
Understanding the concept of temperament and applying that knowledge to ourselves as parents and teachers and to those around us helps us to better understand behavior…struggles, failures, and successes.
Mood refers to the overall quality of emotion throughout the day ranging from very positive to very negative.
Those of us with positive mood spend the greater portion of our day in a pleasant mood; we are likely to put a positive spin on everything; problems are challenges.
Others of us with a negative mood may seem more critical throughout our day; we are likely to see the glass as half empty.
A child with positive mood is generally pleasant in the classroom and may even struggle to recognize when difficulties are present or percolating.
The child with negative mood is likely to respond with frown, a headshake, or critical comment to most anyone or anything.
Upcoming blog posts will discuss the other 9 Temperamental Traits that make you and your child unique. Follow along with this Being Well Center | Temperament Worksheet designed to help you pinpoint where your or your child’s temperament trait falls on the continuum. Catch up on previous posts about Activity Level, Rhythmicity, Tolerance, and Intensity.
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