It’s never too early to ask the question, “Who am I?” or in bird-speak, “Which bird am I?” Children who understand their style learn how to talk with and get along with others. Understanding the bird styles helps children develop strong self-esteem and lay the foundation to succeed in school, their future career, and in life.
Home: Eagle children are outspoken, assertive, and like to win. If they think they’re going to lose a game, Eagle children are likely to either take their toys and go home or change the rules. They are competitive and like to be in control. They do not like to be told that they cannot do something because they believe they are old enough to decide what is best for them. Eagle kids are confident risk takers, so watch them carefully. They might try something that makes you say, “What are they thinking?”
School: Eagle kids may test the boundaries. They perceive rules as suggested guidelines as they explore the extent of their power. They are likely to emerge as leaders in projects and group discussions and may display impatience if they already understand the topic at hand. They work quickly and may make mistakes as they embrace speed over accuracy.
Home: Parrot children are filled with energy and need constant entertainment. They get bored with routine and find ways to bring excitement to everything they do. Parents of Parrot children have been known to say the phrase, “I looked away for one minute….” Parrot kids are likely to be quite talkative. They have a story for everything and share their stories with great enthusiasm. They like to be witnessed, so prepare for the statement, “Watch this!” They have the potential to be mischievous, so if you don’t hear your Parrot child, you might want to check and see what’s happening. Be prepared for them to persuasively talk themselves out of chores or home rules.
School: Parrot kids add positive energy to the classroom. They are likely to be quite vocal, a trait which may need to be contained if they are chatty when they are supposed to be listening or working. Parrot children often add humor to the conversation and may need to learn when it’s appropriate to share the funny thoughts that enter their minds. They likely add creativity and think out-of-the-box when working on assignments.
Home: Dove children tend to be quiet and are likely have a few close friends rather than a large network of acquaintances. They are helpful around the house as they seek to please. They speak softly and can become uncomfortable in tense situations, so don’t speak to them in a way that is too blunt or loud. Even as young children, Doves are tuned into the emotional states of those around them. They pick up on stress in the home, though they may not share their concerns with others. They have big hearts and support those around them. Parents of Doves may be overheard saying, “My child is so sweet.”
School: Dove students are quiet, thoughtful, and obedient. They rarely get in trouble for violating rules because they don’t like disappointing their teachers or parents. They are reserved when working in groups and may need prompting to get involved. They thrive when receiving support and positive reinforcement. Dove children are likely to be concerned about the well-being of other students. They listen and communicate respectfully.
Home: Owl children are organized and particular. They are likely to have specific ways they like to do things, such as eat, organize their room, and do homework. They are accustomed to patterns, so changes in routine can be disruptive. Owl kids can work independently, and you may find them alone playing a complex game or working on an intricate craft. You know you have an Owl child by the number of questions they ask. They need to know everything about everything. Be ready for the question, “Why?”
School: Owl students seek clarity and information. They need to understand all the parameters of an assignment and will work carefully to submit work that is as close to perfect as possible. This attention to detail takes time, so Owls may have difficulty with timed tests or completing assignments in a timely manner.
Get the “Which Bird Are You?” Book
What if there was an easy way for your young reader to understand themselves and their profile? With Which Bird Are You? by Merrick Rosenberg, your young reader can see themselves and their bird reflected in the characters of Dom, Iona, Serena, and Caleb.
Which Bird are You? Kid’s Profile
The Which Bird are You? Kids Profile helps children to understand themselves like never before. Utilizing the Eagle, Parrot, Dove and Owl styles, children will discover their bird style. The report includes a section for parents to gain a deeper understanding of what makes their child tick. In addition, teachers and coaches learn how teach, guide and support the child in the classroom and in their extracurricular activities.
Which Bird Are You? Kid’s Book
From the author of Personality Wins, The Chameleon, and Taking Flight! comes the long-awaited book for children: Which Bird Are You? Young readers join 5th graders of Galen Elementary School at Camp Discovery for adventures (and misadventures) under the guidance of their teachers, Ms. Allport and Mr. Marston.