printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Children's Temperament


Share

Carey, William B. with Jablow, Martha M. (1998). Understanding Your Child's Temperament. New York: Simon & Schuster MacMillan. pp.1- 228.
William Carey, M.D., heads the Behavioral Pediatrics program at The Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. Based on his many years as a practicing pediatrician, he shows how understanding individual differences in temperament can help parents work with children with particular temperaments or behavioral styles. The book is written specifically for parents and contains useful and common sense suggestions.

Kristal, Jan (2005). The Temperament Perspective. Working with Children's Behavioral Styles. Baltimore, Maryland: Paul Brookes. pp. 1-420.
A comprehensive discussion of temperament theory and applications. Based on her own research and clinical experience, Kristal describes temperament from infancy through the school years, showing how temperament contributes to children's adjustment and behavior. There are many examples of temperament types and suggestions for parents.

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy (1998), Raising Your Spirited Child. New York: Harper Collins. pp. 1-302.
Practical suggestions and strategies for parents when interacting with a high active, intense, energetic, and "challenging" children. The book is based on Kurcinka's extensive experience working with parents, children, and families, and is filled with useful insights and recommendations.

Sign-in

Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.