Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic

Author(s): Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

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The spirited child--often called "difficult" or "strong-willed"--
can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and inadequate. Spirited kids are, in fact, simply "more"--by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited child. Raising Your Spirited Child will help you:



  • Understand your child's--and your own--temperamental traits

  • Plan for success with a simple four-step program

  • Discover the power of positive--rather than negative--labels

  • Cope with tantrums and blowups when they do occur

  • Develop strategies for handling mealtimes, bedtimes, holidays, school and many other situations


Filled with personal insight and authorative advice, Raising Your Spirited Child can help make parenting the joy it should be, rather than the trial it can be.


 

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"The book will prove to be a real lifesaver." --Louise Bates Ames, author and association director, Gessell Institute of Human "Through excellent examples and easy-to-read text, this book provides parents with a pathway to understanding their child's temperament and to a place where parents can balance the needs of their child's unique temperament with their own needs and those of their family." -- James Cameron, Ph.D., executive director, The Preventive Ounce, Berkeley, California

Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D., is the director of ParentChildHelp. She is an award-winning lecturer and parent educator. Dr. Kurcinka provides private consultations and workshops nationally and internationally for parents and for professionals serving families and children. She is also the bestselling author of Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook, Sleepless in America, and Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles.

General Fields

  • : 9780062403063
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • : September 2015
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Third Edition
  • : English
  • : 649/.1
  • : 528
  • : Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • : Paperback