Empowering Children Through Understanding Their Moods

Understanding the children’s moods also empowers the parents to create a positive nurturing environment.

Afzal Badshah, PhD
Age of Awareness
3 min readApr 27, 2023

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Understanding your child’s moods is one of the most difficult aspects of parenting. Children are unpredictable, and their emotions change rapidly, making it difficult to know how to respond. Understanding your child’s moods, on the other hand, is an important part of parenting. It can assist you in better understanding their needs and assisting them in developing healthy coping skills.

There will be many people and children around you who will become angry very quickly. Some people are silent and rarely speak, while others are lazy and do not take their responsibilities seriously. Some people, on the other hand, are very serious about their work. These are people’s emotional dispositions, according to which they live. As a consequence, it is critical for everyone to be aware of their moods.

It is especially important for parents to understand their children’s personalities so that they can provide a positive environment for them. Children are not all born with the same personality; each child’s habits, behaviors, and attitudes distinguish them from their peers. The parent’s responsibility is to provide a positive nurturing environment for their child, which is impossible without first understanding the child’s personality.

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Florence divides children’s personalities into four parts

The four types of personalities do not mean that all humans can be classified into the four categories. They overlap each other. The Florence four personality categories are as follows:

  1. Choleric Children
  2. Sanguine Children
  3. Melancholic Children
  4. Phlegmatic Children

All four temperaments of children have unique qualities that can be used to their advantage. Choleric children are courageous and determined, Sanguine children are social and talkative, Melancholic children are organized and persistent, and Phlegmatic children seek comfort in their surroundings. By recognizing and nurturing these qualities, parents can help their children reach their fullest potential.

Let's look at them one by one;

Choleric children are brave, determined, and quick to anger. They have logical minds and are steadfast in their goals. They are not much interested in social activities. Such children love to study in any way because they love the ambitious and competitive nature.

Sanguine children are sociable, talkative, and imaginative. Because of their imaginative and creative qualities, they are likely to excel in subjects such as drama and art. Visual learning may be their favorite. Due to their social love and talkative nature, they enjoy studying in groups.

Melancholic children may display a variety of behaviors, including withdrawal, irritability, tearfulness, aggression, and difficulty concentrating. They are also social and talkative. It is important to provide a safe and supportive environment for a child in this state and to help them identify and express their feelings.

Phlegmatic children are often content to go with the flow and not rock the boat. They tend to be patient and have an easygoing attitude. They are often good listeners and can be quite reflective. They are usually content to be alone and enjoy their own company. They tend to be creative and enjoy exploring their own interests.

Understanding a child’s moods might be difficult, but there are certain techniques that can assist. One thing you can do is to monitor your child’s behavior and body language. Pay attention to how they move, their facial expressions, and how they interact with others. This can reveal information about how they’re feeling. You can also talk to them and inquire about their feelings. Finally, look for trends in their behavior and try to find triggers that may be leading them to feel this way.

In conclusion, understanding your child’s moods is an important part of parenting. It can help you to better understand their needs and provide the support they need to develop healthy coping skills. By recognizing the signs, being aware of triggers, and being patient and understanding, you can help your child to navigate their emotions in a healthy way.

It is important to remember that every child is unique and has their own individual personality. Each child should be aware of and understand their individual needs and preferences. This will help to create an environment in which they can grow up well.

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Afzal Badshah, PhD
Age of Awareness

Dr Afzal Badshah focuses on academic skills, pedagogy (teaching skills) and life skills.