Roosters & Lambs as Teenagers

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how temperament may be a factor in how we parent our adolescents.

You may have heard Maggie talk about her ‘roosters and lambs’ theory of temperament, where at one end of the temperament spectrum we have our bold and feisty roosters and at the other end we have our more sensitive lambs. Here, she discusses what that looks like in adolescence: how we need to be mindful that our roosters may be more prone to making poor decisions in the name of risk-taking while our lambs may be more sensitive and easily led.

Maggie talks about the strengths and challenges of various temperaments and what teens of any temperament need from their parents to navigate this bumpy ride to adulthood.

For more on raising adolescents, see Common Concerns: Raising Adolescents