Over Sister Lilian Centre’s many years of learning about and working with babies and children, we have consistently seen that little ones can be divided into three main ‘bio-emotional’ categories. These categories bear some similarities to those of other personality theories and mind-body wellness approaches. Sister Lilian Centre calls the categories ‘bio-emotional’ because they reflect some typical physical traits (‘bio’) and some typical psychological (or emotional) traits.
Identifying these recurring categories led Sister Lilian Centre to formulate ways of helping parents to approach their little ones in a more individual way, instead of expecting all babies and children to respond in the same way to a single parenting approach. Once you have assessed your baby or child, see a few helpful hints from Sister Lilian Centre to guide you in raising your little bio-emotional individual more easily and happily.
This quiz is intended for a bit of fun, but also to remind parents that babies are individuals and need this to be respected, just as adults respect their own right to individuality. Remember these three important things before you ‘classify’ your baby:
- One category isn’t ‘better’ than the other, and there are no ‘wrong’ or ‘right’ types.
- Each category has likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses.
- Your baby might fall into more than one category, but one will usually be more dominant.