Temperament- Understanding Children’s Pre-set Tendencies

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Why do some children whimper quietly while others howl?  Why are some children timid, and others gutsy?  And why does a child who is so comfortable in one situation become distressed in another?  This workshop will explore the factors of temperament that influence our behavior.  While temperament need not limit a child’s life, parents’ understanding and appreciation of a child’s temperament can make daily life, and learning, easier and more successful.

Dr. Rona Novick

Rona Novick, PhD, Co-Educational Director of Hidden Sparks, is the Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University and holds the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values. She holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Child Psychology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center.