Family & Lifestyle

Understanding Children's Temperaments

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Oct 4, 2018 4:00 pm
  • 55:34

The Five Types of Temperaments  David Rettew, M.D., is a child psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is the author of "Child Temperament: New Thinking about the Boundary between Traits and Illness." Dr. Rettew is the Training Director of the UVM Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and the Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Clinic at Fletcher Allen Health Care. He talks with Matt about the five different types of child temperaments and how to handle and understand them better as parents. Parenting Different Temperament Styles  Julie Nelson (the "Child Whisperer") has a master's degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. She teaches classes such as Applied Parenting and Marriage and Relationship Skills at Utah Valley University. She is the author of a couple of parenting books including "Keep is Real and Grab a Plunger". You can read more from Julie at her blog "A Spoonful of Parenting." She continues the discussion of child temperament and talks with Matt about the different ways to parent different types of temperament.