This journal only 2003, Number 3 Rev Mex Pediatr 2003; 70 (3) Temperament of preschool children according to the perception of their parents: results of a survey Damilano G, Dagatti K Full text How to cite this article Language: Spanish References: 29 Page: 123-127 PDF size: 56.81 Kb. Key words: Preschooler temperament, preschooler behavior, parents perception. ABSTRACT Objective. To know the opinion of the parents regarding the temperament of their preschoolers and their conformity as for the style of their children’s behavior, analyzing the relationship among the behavior of their temperament. Material and methods. Three hundred and seventy parents were interviewed about its prescholers. The children were divided depending they were classified as the “easy” behavior or “difficult”. The epithets they used were analyzed in order to identify the characteristics that better defined them and if they were according with their behavior. Results. 84.6% of the parents were according with the way the children were; 53.5% qualified them as of difficult temperament. The mentioned behavior styles were: playful (81%), curious (78%) and energetic (77%). Those of difficult temperament were of the masculine sex and those that attended an institution of infants. The conformity of the parents associated to the feminine sex, to those smaller for age, and with being collaboraling and quiets. The unconformity associated to you tell us plaintiffs, selfish, fearsome, annoying, sad, stubborn and difficult. Conclusion. The results allow to elaborate a profile of the children and to help the parents to reach certain compatibility between the boy’s temperament and the paternal expectations. REFERENCES University of Chicago. Rethinking the Brain: new insights into early development, Executive Summary by Rima Shore, Family and Work Institute, June. 1966. Bouchard T et al. Sources of human psychological differences. 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