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Is it possible to predict my child's temperament?
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In brief: No
Some babies that are the quietest become the toughest infants/children.
Just give care and love and see what unfolds. Proper discipline and guidance always helps the cause.

In brief: No
Some babies that are the quietest become the toughest infants/children.
Just give care and love and see what unfolds. Proper discipline and guidance always helps the cause.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Infant temperament
Was studied extensively by dr. William carey, & are classified as easy, difficult & slow-to-warm-up.
As stated, they aren't necessarily predictive. Learn to read & respect your baby's not only for hunger, sleep & discomfort, but also for the amount of stimulation baby can tolerate. Teachable moments can occur when baby is in a quiet, alert state. Floor time with baby prone is good for play.

In brief: Infant temperament
Was studied extensively by dr. William carey, & are classified as easy, difficult & slow-to-warm-up.
As stated, they aren't necessarily predictive. Learn to read & respect your baby's not only for hunger, sleep & discomfort, but also for the amount of stimulation baby can tolerate. Teachable moments can occur when baby is in a quiet, alert state. Floor time with baby prone is good for play.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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