Every once in a while, I come across something that I really feel like I need to share. This chart was created by Carol Tuttle, author of the book The Child Whisperer, which I have never read. I wish I had had this book when my girls were little to add to my parenting-book library. I’m now starting to buy the how-to-deal-with-teenagers variety. But I still have a six-year old and this chart has worked brilliantly twice already! I won’t bore you with my child’s almost-tantrums and how I avoided them, but suffice it to say that within 30 seconds of reading this chart I realized I had a sensitive little boy who wasn’t being heard by his busy mama.
I say we all print this out and hang it in the bathroom (the place I hide when I can’t take one more child crying…or the place where husbands might read it!).
Good luck mamas! And happy monday from your friend Bar ♡
Bar – you rock – love your blog – love everything about you.
Genius… like you.
I love this. And I think this could be helpful for teachers too.
(Also, from what I’ve observed of your kids they’re 4, 3, 2 in age order…all with a dash of 1.)
Just what I needed to read,thank you <3
Oh my gosh, this answers so many of my questions about her tantrums! She is a determined child with not enough outlets for sure. Thank you 🙂
glad this helped, misty. it’s always helpful to understand your child better. i need a refresher about every 6 months! xo bar
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Where do I purchase this chart, “How to Raise a Child” I would like to give as gift for baby showers and such.
hi martha, as far as I know it’s not for sale. but I didn’t make the chart, you can click the link to the author, Carol Tuttle, and maybe she sells it. good luck! xo bar
what you said is amazing, I loved the four type of personality, what you suggested is based on respecting a child personality. a big like 🙂
Sorry, but type 2 is NOT that simple and straight forward.
What an amazing summary. Thanks for this. Will definitely hang this on my internal wall. Don’t want my sensitive son finding out. Haha.
Enjoyed this thanks! I had some great aha’s vfor my youngest but can’t see my elder daughter fitting very strongly into any of these 5….I’m looking for the ‘creative child’ archetype!
As our girls continue to grow and develop I’m realising just how different they are and this info is a great prompt for thinking about how we can parent them in a conscious way based on their individual needs…thanks!