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What's your child's true temperament?

If you're ready to gain insight into your child's behaviour, take this 2-minute quiz. You'll come away better able to tend to their temperament and manage their mood swings!

Quiz Questions

  • 1.
    It's a new day! Your child wakes up, rubs their eyes, and...
    • A.
      Runs around the house in their pyjamas, begs to watch TV, and refuses to brush their teeth.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Spirited)
    • B.
      Gets down to business! They brush their hair and teeth, get dressed, and ask for breakfast.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Easy )
    • C.
      Waits until I come into their room to get up and start their day — they need a little guidance.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Shy )
  • 2.
    Tell me a teensy bit about mealtimes?
    • A.
      Mealtimes usually look like my child screaming, crying, and throwing their food on the floor.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Spirited)
    • B.
      If they're trying something different, my child might fuss — new foods are so not their friends.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Shy )
    • C.
      Easy peasy! My child will eat just about anything — even things they're not supposed to eat.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Easy )
  • 3.
    What's most noticeable about your child?
    • A.
      Their big, happy smile and infectious laughter.
      (Correlates to: )
    • B.
      Their sweet, soft-spoken nature.
      (Correlates to: )
    • C.
      Their excitement and crazy amazing energy.
      (Correlates to: )
  • 4.
    What's your child's activity of choice? 
    • A.
      Cuddling up on the couch and reading a book.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Shy )
    • B.
      Burning off their extra energy at the playground.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Spirited)
    • C.
      Playing make-believe with their trove of toys.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Easy )
  • 5.
    A woman waves at your child from across the street, what do they do...
    • A.
      Clutch my hand or hide behind my leg.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Shy )
    • B.
      Giggle a bit and wave back.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Easy )
    • C.
      Scream at the stranger or make a silly face.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Spirited)
  • 6.
    As a baby, your child cried...
    • A.
      All the darn time! Too hot, too cold. Too hungry, too full. I could always count on them crying.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Spirited)
    • B.
      My child usually started crying when I left them alone for more than a couple minutes.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Shy )
    • C.
      Crying was a pretty rare event — and the award for most mellow baby of the year goes to...
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Easy )
  • 7.
    What's bath time like with your child?
    • A.
      Bath time is a mess! My child needs toys and a litre of bubble bath just to get in...
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Spirited)
    • B.
      At first, my child was nervous of baths, but now they enjoy the warm water.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Shy )
    • C.
      Is happy! Bath time is a blast. My child knows how to have fun without going overboard.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Easy )
  • 8.
    How was you child's first day of preschool or kindergarten?
    • A.
      There were a few tears involved...
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Shy )
    • B.
      My child was excited to spread their wings!
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Easy )
    • C.
      Kicking, hitting, and calls home.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Spirited)
  • 9.
    It's bedtime! Your child falls asleep...
    • A.
      As soon as their head hits the pillow.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Easy )
    • B.
      By "sleep" do you mean screaming and crying? 
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Spirited)
    • C.
      After a little bit of tossing and turning.
      (Correlates to: Your child's temperament is... Shy )

Quiz Outcomes

  • 1.
    Your child's temperament is... Easy 
    Hooray, friend! By completing this quiz, you've shown your commitment to better understanding your child and their unique personality. According to your responses, your child's temperament is easy 🎉So what does that actually mean? Your child is easygoing and open to new people and places. It takes a lot to ruffle their feathers, but they aren't a pushover, either.At times, your child may be so compliant that you overlook their needs — this is especially common if they have siblings. Make sure to limit their screen time, keep track of where they're at, and give them the attention they deserve."The best way to make children good is to make them happy." — Oscar Wilde3 Tips to Help You Up Your Parenting Game1. Catch Your Kid in the ActNo, not of trying to flush their teddybear down the toilet, but rather in the act of something good. And when you do, be generous with your praise. This will help encourage their best behaviours, so the bad ones become less frequent.2. Prioritize StabilityWhen children are raised in a stable enviroment, they typically have lower levels of anxiety and feel more secure. This can help soothe numerous behavioural issues. Try setting a daily schedule for your child, so they always know what to expect.3. Set Rules and Enforce ThemIt's healthy for your child to know that certain behaviours (no matter how fun they may be) aren't acceptable. On top of that, enforcing your rules will teach your child self-disciplne and how to make positive choices. Trust me, it'll be worth it.Who Am I to Tell You How to Raise Your Kids? Let Me Introduce Myself...Hey there — I'm Amelia Thomas, Parenting Coach and courageous mother of 4! My purpose in life is helping parents go from frustrated to totally feeling themselves 🙌It's easy to let stress run the show and end up lashing out at your children, but once you begin to feel calm and in control, that'll quickly change. I'm here to offer you the guidance and support you need to get there!Thought I Was Going to Leave You High and Dry? Not a Chance, Friend! Check Out These Resources...1. Read this post on my blog The Peaceful Parent. It's all about fostering a growth mindset in your child, so they can feel happy learning from their failures. 2. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. I post parenting videos every week on topics ranging from perfecting your child's sleep schedule to de-escalating sibling rivalries.3. Book a free consultation with me. If you're ready to reap the rewards of 1:1 coaching, reach out today. You can fill me in on your goals, and we'll make a game plan to get you there!P.S. Expect to See Me in Your Inbox Tomorrow With the Story of My Personal Parenting Transformation
  • 2.
    Your child's temperament is... Shy 
    Hooray, friend! By completing this quiz, you've shown your commitment to better understanding your child and their unique personality. According to your responses, your child's temperament is shy 🎉So what does that mean? Your child is a little nervous around new people and places. They are highly sensitive to their surroundings and may be hesitant to try out different activities.It's important to give shy children encouragement, as they don't take rejection well and are easily discouraged. On top of that, they need lots of time to adjust to change, so try your best to create a stable enviroment where they know what to expect. "The best way to make children good is to make them happy." — Oscar Wilde3 Tips to Help You Up Your Parenting Game1. Catch Your Kid in the ActNo, not of trying to flush their teddybear down the toilet, but rather in the act of something good. And when you do, be generous with your praise. This will help encourage their best behaviours, so the bad ones become less frequent.2. Prioritize StabilityWhen children are raised in a stable enviroment, they typically have lower levels of anxiety and feel more secure. This can help soothe numerous behavioural issues. Try setting a daily schedule for your child, so they always know what to expect.3. Set Rules and Enforce ThemIt's healthy for your child to know that certain behaviours (no matter how fun they may be) aren't acceptable. On top of that, enforcing your rules will teach your child self-disciplne and how to make positive choices. Trust me, it'll be worth it.Who Am I to Tell You How to Raise Your Kids? Let Me Introduce Myself...Hey there — I'm Amelia Thomas, Parenting Coach and courageous mother of 4! My purpose in life is helping parents go from frustrated to totally feeling themselves 🙌It's easy to let stress run the show and end up lashing out at your children, but once you begin to feel calm and in control, that'll quickly change. I'm here to offer you the guidance and support you need to get there!Thought I Was Going to Leave You High and Dry? Not a Chance, Friend! Check Out These Resources...1. Read this post on my blog The Peaceful Parent. It's all about fostering a growth mindset in your child, so they can feel happy learning from their failures. 2. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. I post parenting videos every week on topics ranging from perfecting your child's sleep schedule to de-escalating sibling rivalries.3. Book a free consultation with me. If you're ready to reap the rewards of 1:1 coaching, reach out today. You can fill me in on your goals, and we'll make a game plan to get you there!P.S. Expect to See Me in Your Inbox Tomorrow With the Story of My Personal Parenting Transformation
  • 3.
    Your child's temperament is... Spirited
    Hooray, friend! By completing this quiz, you've shown your commitment to better understanding your child and their unique personality. According to your responses, your child's temperament is spirited 🎉So what does that mean? Your child is strong-willed and a little challenging at times. They are sensitive and may be impatiant, irreverant, and intense. Spirited children need a lot of activity! Many of their behavioural problems can be solved through good old-fashioned exercise. On top of that, try to keep their schedules structured and support them with a sense of stability."The best way to make children good is to make them happy." — Oscar Wilde3 Tips to Help You Up Your Parenting Game1. Catch Your Kid in the ActNo, not of trying to flush their teddybear down the toilet, but rather in the act of something good. And when you do, be generous with your praise. This will help encourage their best behaviours, so the bad ones become less frequent.2. Prioritize StabilityWhen children are raised in a stable enviroment, they typically have lower levels of anxiety and feel more secure. This can help soothe numerous behavioural issues. Try setting a daily schedule for your child, so they always know what to expect.3. Set Rules and Enforce ThemIt's healthy for your child to know that certain behaviours (no matter how fun they may be) aren't acceptable. On top of that, enforcing your rules will teach your child self-disciplne and how to make positive choices. Trust me, it'll be worth it.Who Am I to Tell You How to Raise Your Kids? Let Me Introduce Myself...Hey there — I'm Amelia Thomas, Parenting Coach and courageous mother of 4! My purpose in life is helping parents go from frustrated to totally feeling themselves 🙌It's easy to let stress run the show and end up lashing out at your children, but once you begin to feel calm and in control, that'll quickly change. I'm here to offer you the guidance and support you need to get there!Thought I Was Going to Leave You High and Dry? Not a Chance, Friend! Check Out These Resources...1. Read this post on my blog The Peaceful Parent. It's all about fostering a growth mindset in your child, so they can feel happy learning from their failures. 2. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. I post parenting videos every week on topics ranging from perfecting your child's sleep schedule to de-escalating sibling rivalries.3. Book a free consultation with me. If you're ready to reap the rewards of 1:1 coaching, reach out today. You can fill me in on your goals, and we'll make a game plan to get you there!P.S. Expect to See Me in Your Inbox Tomorrow With the Story of My Personal Parenting Transformation