Building Relationships with Children and Youth Who Challenge Us

This lesson focuses on what you can do to build positive relationships with all children – even the ones who challenge you. Learn about temperament traits and how to use them as a tool to help you understand behavior and develop ideas to meet the needs and interests of children and youth. (K2.13 C2, CDA 3) 2 hours

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Objectives

  • Participants will be able to analyze their own temperament to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Participants will be able to understand underlying problems when there isn't a "goodness of fit" for temperaments of those in a group.
  • Participants will be able to recognize strengths in all temperaments and adjust expectations to meet each child's needs.

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