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Different Children, Different Needs: Understanding the Unique Personality of Your Child Paperback – March 30, 2004
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Using the DISC personality profile descriptions this easy to understand book can help you re-open closed communication lines with your child who is different than you in action, thought, and deed.
It's as simple as starting by asking yourself is he/she "slow-paced" or "fast-paced", "task-oriented" or "people-oriented"? I'm an associate pastor in a large church. Our children's minister is planning to use this book with teachers and parents. Her quote is, "Why should we wait until we are over 40 years old to understand this stuff?"
I like how he uses the DISC Model that helps parents understand that their personality and their child's personality can work together even if at opposite ends of the spectrum. I have taught these principles in parenting classes using this book and found parents have a AHAA! moment when it dawns on them why their child follows them around all evening. The parents realized that their children just needed to be nurtured based on their personality styles.
I like how the book is written as a study book for parenting groups. It gives another way for parents to gather together, share ideas, and learn new strategies about children.
This is a must read for parents.
Jen Hegerty, School Counselor
This book starts out by clarifying what the Bible means when it commands us to "train up a child in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6) by explaining that the Hebrew meaning behind "the way he should go" more accurately could be described to say "according to his bent". In other words, God has created each of us with a unique bent to our personality. We will do best to understand our child's bent and parent them with that in mind. Failing to do this results in children that are raised feeling that if they could change who they are (be more assertive, more calm, more creative, more like their brother, etc) we would love/accept them more. God has created each of us with our own set of strengths, gifts, weaknesses and tendencies. This book used the popular DISC personality assessment model to help me to not only understand the personality of my children, but to see how it is God given. It also helped my husband and I identify our personality types and understand the natural strengths and weaknesses with those personalities. Practically, this book also went into great detail providing ideas on how to tailor our parenting style to train our children according to their "bent" (even breaking down each specific parent/child personality combination). It also touched on how the differing personality types of you and your spouse can affect your marriage.
After reading this book I was able to better understand our oldest son's personality and appreciate his temperament rather than try to fight or change it.
As a few examples:
-Part of our son's personality is to have a strong desire to lead. This can be a strength; the world needs leaders, especially good ones.Read more ›
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So thankful this book has been re-released. Tried to purchase more copies five years ago and it was out of print at that time. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Julie A. Crozier
Best, Godly parenting book I've read. Learn your child's personality, help identify pitfalls between personality differences in parents. Read morePublished 15 months ago by AJ Deaton
Not finished reading this book but the first chapter I was blown away how much it spoke to what I'm going thru with my daughter.Published 21 months ago by K. Button
Loved this book! Understand myself, my husband and my three children so much better after reading this.Published 23 months ago by B. Wilson
Glad I do not need to say I loved my kids the same.....I loved them as they needed to thanks to books like thesePublished on August 25, 2014 by happy mum
As busy parents we often just lump our kids into one category or another. This book helps parents see both SELF and their children from a purely behavioral standpoint. Read morePublished on June 23, 2014 by Deaunna Evans, MCC
I have recommended this book for years to any individual who wants to understand the different behavioral styles that children exhibit and how to recognize that all children do not... Read morePublished on December 27, 2013 by Judy S.