No child is average.
Learn about individual differences among children and how to live with your child.

More than 40,000 parents have used the Preventive Ounce to make parenting easier and to avoid unnecessary blame and guilt.

  • “ I get it! My son likes to know ahead of time what's happening next—just like I do.”
  • “Now that I understand why my daughter had tantrums, I can avoid many of them... and understanding why some tantrums are inevitable, I’m more patient while they last.”
  • “ I used to think my child was wild. Now I know he needs to exercise as much as a race horse does.”
  • “ It’s hard to have a cautious child when I’m so adventuresome, but it’s better to accept who he is than be angry at him.”

At the Preventive Ounce, you can:

  • Fill in a temperament questionnaire and immediately see a profile of your baby or child’s inborn traits.
  • Then see specific behavior issues that are normal for your child.
  • Finally, learn how to manage those behaviors in ways that are tailored to your baby or child’s temperament.


Learn to work with inborn traits...
rather than struggle against them.

Who should use this program? ALL parents. Every child has a temperament, and every temperament has different issues and challenges.

For only $10, a 1-year family membership lets you:

  • Fill out 4 temperament profiles on 4 different infants, toddlers, or preschoolers, or different adults can complete profiles on the same baby/child.
  • Have access to individualized parenting strategies for 1 year.

This fee helps to support this non-profit website. Thank you.