Raising Your Spirited Child

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Raising Your Spirited Child

A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic

By Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

HarperCollins Publishers, Paperback, 9780060739669, 480pp.

Publication Date: November 28, 2006


Newly revised, featuring the most up-to-date research, effective strategies, and real-life stories

The spirited child often called "difficult" or "strong-willed" possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more" by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this revised edition of the award-winning classic, voted one of the top twenty books for parents, Kurcinka provides vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint. Raising Your Spirited Child will help you: understand your child's and your own temperamental traits discover the power of positive rather than negative labels cope with the tantrums and power struggles when they do occur plan for success with a simple four-step program develop strategies for handling mealtimes, sibling rivalry, bedtimes, holidays, and school, among other situations.