Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Is Your Child a Pooh, Tigger, or Piglet?

Winnie the Pooh

  • More adaptable character. These flexible children generally fall on the middle of the continuum for most temperament traits.
  • Their moods are positive and their activity level is moderate.
  • They are usually open to meeting new people but may occasionally need support and assistance to feel comfortable. The generally take change in stride.
  • Parents and caregivers often find these children easy to care for. The parent of a Pooh may comment that she sleeps well and he can predict when she will want to eat, sleep, and play.
  • About 40% of children fall in this category.


  • More cautious temperament. These are the children we think of as being thoughtful or quiet.
  • Usually not comfortable in new situations and will need time and support to transition from one activity, setting, or caregiver to another.
  • This child can at times seem to have a somber or serious mood. He or she will probably be slow to warm up to new people and activities.
  • About 15% of children fall into this category.


  • Feisty temperament. These children usually react strongly to change and have a high activity level.
  • They can be unpredictable and typically display strong reactions, both negative and positive. You never have to guess how they are feeling. When they are happy, they are joyful; when they are sad, they wail, when they are angry, they scream.
  • About 10% of children fall in this category.

The additional 35% of children represent a combination of these types.

This was the information the CDS gave me about different temperaments. The Politician and I are probably a Piglet, with a little Pooh thrown in. Mr. Sasha is all Pooh.

WC is definitely a Tigger!


Anonymous said...

We're a family full of Pooh here.

Oops, that didn't come out right. :)

Multislacking Mama said...

Poor DL's lives with three tiggers! Poor guy.

MDO said...

We are a family of Piglets (I might have a little Eyeore in there too) except for Miss Thing. She's 98% Tigger, with a dash of Piglet. It all makes sense now...

M said...

Let's see here. One Pooh, one Piglet, one Pooh with a little Tigger thrown in, and one full blown Tigger.

I'm probably a Pooh and Z is about half Pooh half Tigger.

Anonymous said...

Oh here's a shocker - Abby's all Tigger here. Come to think of it, so is Kelly and I....Daddy's probably more Piglet and Shaggy's a combo of Piglet/Pooh (lol piglet poo - get it??? yeah, bathroom humor NEVER gets old)

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

Angry Toddler is definately a Tigger. Angry Husband and I are somewhere in the middle. We have characteristics of all three.

Special K said...

Logan is my Piglet and Sylvie is like Tigger on crack! Or Tigger with a Princess crown. Or Tigger with a lot of girly toys. Or Tigger who never sleeps unless the situation is 100% perfect and there is absolutely nothing else better to do. Yeah, I'm a Piglet but some days these two wear me to the point of a Mama Eeyore!

Tiffany said...

Hmm Zilla is surely a Tigger! I'm probably mostly tigger with some piglet (but not much) and DaddyZilla is a combo of all three of them.