Welcome to the Preventive Ounce

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.

Our Services


4 months to 1 year
Understanding your baby’s temperament supports more confident bonding.


1 year to 3 years
Do you wish you had an instruction book for your toddler?

3 years to 5 years
Hoping to decrease conflict with your preschooler?

Learn to Work
Igniting A Brighter Future
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.

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

Jack Doe
Bryan's Dad

“ I get it! My son likes to know ahead of time what's happening next—just like I do.”

Lisa White
David's Mom

“ 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.”

Michael Doe
Caroline’s Dad

“ I used to think my child was wild. Now I know he needs to exercise as much as a race horse does.”

James Gibson
Jake and Sasha’s Dad

“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.”

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