KIDS DON’T COME WITH MANUALS…
…but if you knew your kids’ temperaments
you wouldn’t need a manual
Imagine knowing and understanding your child’s strengths, weaknesses, needs and fears.
And then how to adjust your parenting to give them the best possible start in life.
Imagine working with a practical parenting plan to raise your cubs and joeys into content, mature and responsible adults
all while keeping your marbles in the process.
Hi, I’m Riki Deale
Founder of Tame your Zoo
Child Temperament Whisperer
I train other zookeepers, AKA parents, to understand what type of zoo animals they have in their homes, according to the different temperaments.
What is a temperament?
A temperament is the innate traits you are born with. And you can’t change that. This will always determine certain traits in a person, e.g. extrovert or introvert, prefers tasks over people or people over tasks, an optimistic or pessimistic worldview, focused on details or rather the big picture, just to name a few.
As we grow up, we are influenced by our experiences, culture and upbringing, but our temperament will often determine how we respond behaviourally and emotionally towards other people and events.
Whatever stage you are in your parenting journey, I can help you to understand why your child:
- is so sensitive
- always wants to be in control
- easily worries over the littlest thing
- is easily frustrated and angry
- is a fussy eater
- talks non-stop
- cry to avoid doing what you asked them
- is slow to do homework.
Discover your child’s temperament
with our free quizzes!
Some kiddies are just happy-go-lucky people, looking for fun and dodging responsibility. Others want as much information as possible, and then just a little bit more, before they can even get started.
Each one of your children was born with a specific temperament (just like you), and nothing will ever change that.
This impacts how they experience and engage with the world around them. I can help you understand your child’s temperament and use this knowledge to communicate more effectively with everyone in your household to create more harmony in your family, while developing children into mature adults with character, integrity and respect.
'Discover Your Zoo' Courses
Who's Who in My Zoo?
A short 6-part video series to learn more about the different temperaments in your home and how to live more harmoniously with each other
Zookeeper Group Training
A 7-week interactive online course to explore the different temperaments in your home, as well as practical tips on what each one needs to thrive
Personalised Zookeeper Training
Personalised 7 one-on-one coaching sessions on childhood temperaments, parenting temperaments and the dynamics in your own family
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
~ Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)
Hippocrates had formulated the theory of different temperaments in people by as early as 400BC. Yet, these ideas still ring true today.
Because people are still… well, people!
But how do you know what is best for your child? By knowing your child’s temperament (and um-uhm, your own temperament too) you can understand why some forms of communication just doesn’t work for some kids, while other methods work brilliantly.
What will you gain by understanding
your child’s temperament?
Long term benefits
- Actually like and enjoy your kids
- Raising kids into happy and content humans
- Contributing mature members to society
- Not having a 35-year-old dependent child under your roof, so you can go on that amazing trip-around-the-world.
Over the past decade, I’ve trained numerous zookeepers, AKA parents, to raise children with character and integrity in a fun way. How? Through understanding each family member’s specific temperament and how to maximise each one’s full potential.
What others have to say
I feel that Riki’s parenting coaching has strengthened my bond with my kids. She had advice for issues I was struggling with at the time, but also prepared me for future parenting decisions. I am forever grateful for her help.
What an insightful program! Riki presents it in easy to understand terms (which I need, and then some!), with on point suggestions and options on how to better understand your children. I am a fan, I am a major fan. Thank you Riki for taking us through it