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Wendy Gossett: Parent to Your Child's Temperament

Dr. Dan Peters welcomes Wendy Gossett, M. Ed. (an author, Temperament Specialist and Founder of Temperament Coaching) to today’s show to discuss temperament and parenting.

Wendy is a child temperament specialist who helps parents learn how to “see” their kids, not through their own biased lens, but through the lens of their child’s natural temperament.   Wendy starts off the show discussing her own parenting journey and how her own daughter inspired her life’s work.

Wendy Gossett’s Child Temperament test helps parents to understand their child or children (and her adult test helps parents understand themselves).  Her work with parents shows parents how to uncover their “true type” so they can be self-aware and differentiate their strengths from their kids. Many times parents have unrealistic expectations that come from their own temperament biases.

Today’s show tackles many topics including:

  1. How Wendy started using temperament psychology with families

(Hint: she was a corporate trainer using Myers Briggs, Keirsey and Carl Jung.)

  1. What is temperament exactly?
  2. Is temperament determined by nature or nurture?
  3. How early can a parent  tell a child’s temperament?
  4. Wendy’s viral video and why you should watch it today!

And more including Wendy’s Parent Footprint Moment.

Wendy Gossett, MA, is a Parenting and Relationship Specialist based in Denver, Colorado. She has worked with countless parents helping them to understand their children better by using temperament psychology. EEG maps in Neuroscience validate temperament as a tool for comprehending the eight psychological functions of the brain, which help people see and understand each other from the inside out. She has also worked with many Fortune 500 companies as a trainer and facilitator. In addition to her expertise in the field of temperament psychology, Wendy has a master’s degree with over twenty years of experience in all areas of training including parenting her own daughter who is her complete opposite. She is a contributing writer for Denver Parent and Mile High Mamas and for the past decade, she has been compiling all her acquired knowledge and experience with families into a comprehensive parenting textbook YOUR CHILD’S INNER DRIVE to help parents have a “User Manual” for their children, which will be published soon.


About Dr. Dan Peters

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, and Co-founder of Parent Footprint, an interactive parenting education community and website that offers Parent Footprint Awareness Training with the mission to make the world a more compassionate and loving place — one parent and one child at a time.  He is host of the “Parent Footprint Podcast with Dr. Dan” and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

For over 20 years, Dr. Dan has been passionate about helping parents to parent their children with purpose and intention in order to guide them in reaching their potential while their children are also reaching their own. Dr. Dan is the author of Make Your Worrier a Warrior, and its companion children’s book From Worrier to Warrior, and co-author of Raising Creative Kids. He is is a contributor to Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties and toughLOVE: Raising Confident, Kind, Resilient Kids, in addition to writing many articles on topics related to parenting, family, giftedness, twice-exceptionality, dyslexia, and anxiety.

Dr. Dan is also Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Summit Center (CA), specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, with special emphasis on gifted, talented, and creative individuals and families as well as anxiety, overcoming worry and fear, learning differences such as dyslexia and more. He speaks regularly at national conferences and to the media on a variety of topics including parenting, learning differences, special needs, family, education and more.


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