Every child is born with natural abilities. Kids are perfectly capable of solving their own problems – and getting what they want. Your reflection on how a child naturally acts, reacts and interacts will provide insight into these instinctive drives. Awareness of innate strengths will help you nurture them and manage behaviors when a child doesn't have the freedom to act according to his or her free will.
In Section One, there are two responses for each of the 24 questions – MOST and LEAST. For each item, fill in the circle for the one response (A, B, C, or D) which best describes how you MOST often observe the child acting and then one response which best describes the LEAST often used process. Think about how the youngster has acted over a period of time, rather than focusing on one event. If you find it difficult to recall specific methods this kid uses, you are not alone. Observing instincts in action is a new way of identifying positive traits. It will help to interact with the child for a few days after reading all of the items, then go back and complete the Kolbe Kid Index.
In Section Two, there is one answer for each statement – YES, MAYBE, and NO. Fill in the circle on the form which correctly goes with each statement. No one can know exactly what goes on in another person's head. It is important to validate the actual MO (modus operandi) of this youngster when he or she is able to complete the Kolbe Youth™ Index.
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