Child Behavior: Parenting a Child With Low Adaptability
Most children thrive on routine, but kids with low adaptability really need a set schedule. They do not like spontaneity at all. So how do you know if your kid has low adaptability?
- Kids with low adaptability might freak out when you tell them it's time to stop playing and get ready for bed.
- They have a hard time with changes to their routine or transitions.
- They don't like new situations.
- They don't appreciate spontaneity—even if it means a trip to the ice cream store!
On the upside, kids who are slow to adapt are generally less likely to get into dangerous situations or to fall prey to peer pressure. So while it may be frustrating to deal with your kid's low adaptability now at least you can rest assured she probably won't be sneaking off to smoke behind the school gym in 10 years!