As a mother, coach, consultant and pre-school owner, I have been searching for books about children's emotions and needs in relation to their personality for several years. Call it a .tool" that helps us in our everyday life both at home and work to understand, help and handle the children with whom we interact: I want to share some of the experiences I have gained from my own interaction with children in this book. While it is not meant to be an answer key regarding how to deal with all children in all situations, I hope and believe that it can give you the reader increased knowledge and tools to use along your own childrearing path. By describing my own experiences in this book, I want to help others discover how to stimulate development and interaction between children and adults in everyday life, the purpose of which is to make us adults conscious of children's personal resources and relationships. Why and how are children different from one another? How can we understand children's various needs? Are some children more .difficult" than others? It is important to point out that we MUST NOT place children in .boxes" and tell them .this is the way you are", as this may hinder their progress instead of promoting it. Using the Enneagram as a starting point, we have a .tool kit" that we can use as an educational approach to children when they are displaying different behavioral types at a given moment, which helps us adults help and understand children who are experiencing difficult and challenging situations. The Enneagram teaches us about both ourselves and the people around us; this learning tool is important for us to have know and understand as educators, consultants and not least as parents. This is a book intended for parents, legal guardians, educators and caregivers, or quite simply anyone who comes in contact with children on a daily basis, dealing with and stimulating their unique traits, emotions and expressions.
Undertittel på omslaget: how to better understand children's personalities