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ERIC Number: ED540294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-7
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Strong-Willed Child: A Huge Challenge for Parents and Teachers
Costley, Kevin C.
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People are born with certain temperament traits. Some children are easy going and easy to get along with. Some are not. This article describes the temperament traits of the strong-willed child. The strong-willed is viewed as stubborn to parents and teachers. The child's goal is to always be in control of his own behaviors, regardless of the needs and feeling of people around him. The strong-willed child is resistant to change and has feelings of mistrust of others around him. His many temperament qualities that come across as negative to other people actually can be a catalyst to appropriate behaviors under the consistent care of parents and school teachers. This article describes the characteristics of the strong-willed child and also describes ways to control and guide the child's behaviors. Once viewed negative behaviors can become positive behaviors. Many a strong-willed child has become an important leader in society.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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