This evidence-based parenting manual emphasizes the major impact that a child’s temperament has on his or her behavior and development.
The book helps parents of children ages 5-12 to develop strategies that are responsive to their child’s unique temperament. Dr. McClowry draws on her 15 years of research with school-age children and their families and 30 years of clinical practice as a pediatric nurse and preschool teacher. She combines her professional expertise with her own experience of being a parent to offer a down-to-earth parenting approach that will improve child behavior and make family interactions more relaxed and enjoyable.
The manual features the School-Age Temperament Inventory (SATI), a 38-item parent inventory of children’s temperament. The SATI has undergone extensive development and evaluation. Readers are invited to visit Dr. McClowry’s website and generate a free Child Temperament Profile.
“McClowry (nursing, New York University) presents a simple process for identifying a child’s temperament, reframing perceptions of the child, and responding appropriately to each child’s temperament. She then suggests parental strategies for gaining compliance from school-aged children, expressing warmth, and developing a discipline plan.”
—Reference & Research Book News