Welcome back to our Back to School series. Last week we discussed the Type 1 Fun-Loving child.
In this video, my daughter Anne (a Type 2) and I share about the Type 2 Sensitive child and how you can help them thrive in school.
Type 2 children move through life with a more methodical process, observing their world, gathering information, and then making a plan.
Because they are naturally more sensitive than the other Types, Type 2′s are often tuned in to how other people are feeling in the classroom and they make sincere connections.
They also like to accommodate and not let anyone down, which can sometimes get them into trouble.
Watch the video and also learn what Type 2 children excel at in school that you can suggest the teacher to assign to your child.
Plus, hear some great stories that Anne shares about her experiences as a Type 2 in school.
What tips can you share as the parent of a Type 2, to help your child and their teachers? Or if you’re a teacher, what have you noticed?
What if my child doesn’t want to go to school?
Type 2 children will often internalize their anxiety, which can make them feel sick. If your child is often complaining of stomach aches or telling you they don’t want to go to school, find out the root cause.
It could be that your child feels uncomfortable with the teacher or something that happened in the classroom.
Give them time to get comfortable
Because Type 2′s need time to think and process, they don’t like to feel uncomfortable by being put on the spot, especially in front of people.
Tell the teacher to give your child advance notice before asking them to get up in front of the class or do something outside of their comfort zone.
Thanks for watching. And look forward to my upcoming parenting book, due for release in Fall 2012.