Book Reviews of Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic
Raising Your Spirited Child A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense Sensitive Perceptive Persistent Energetic
Author: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
ISBN-13: 9780060163617
ISBN-10: 0060163615
Publication Date: 8/1991
Pages: 302
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on
Helpful Score: 4
This is an excellent book. I am not very much into 'pop-psychology'. I am a pick and choose type of parent. This was very helpful to me for my very intense and persistent child. I am not referring to a special needs child or a child on the autism spectrum. Some kids are just "more" than others. I did not read the book cover to cover...but keep it near by for referral. I have not posted my copy....my children are still young.

Another book that I like is "how to behave so your children will too". The title makes you think it may be condescending...but it is very helpful with real life scenarios and suggestions to make things work better. This book I keep near by and just thumb it to a random page to pick up insight.
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I found this book very helpful. My daughter is simply very easy to raise, then along came my son. He is definitely spirited, a term this book begins to describe as soon as you begin reading it. I have picked up so many clear and relevant tips to help me in the challenging task of raising my son. Relatives mean well, but have given poor advice so far and this book helps me to understand why. I will be sharing my highlighted sections with my husband. If your child has any of the qualities mentioned in the title and seems to march to a different drummer,read this book! It may be life-changing for you--- I know it was for me!
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Fantastic book for learning how to deal with kids who are more curious and energetic than others. Just learning how to re-phrase the language you use to talk to or about your kids is so insightful.
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Helpful Score: 3
One of the BEST books I have ever read about dealing with active and spirited kids. This book helped me with both of my kids who are very different in temperament. It does not talk down to you and is very encouraging.
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Helpful Score: 2
Overall, I wasn't impressed with this book. Mostly because we have discovered every technique in suggested already. I felt like the book was preaching to the choir.

However, I would recommend this book to other parents based entirely on the information about introverts and extroverts. This information alone made the entire book worth my time.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book helped me so much with my daughter who is now 4. Just really helped focus my attention on the good and not the bad part of her spirited personality. Really nice guide.
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A guide for parents whose child is MORE intense, sensitve, perceptive, persistent, energentic. Filed with personal insight and authoritative advice, Raising Your Spirited Child can help make parenting the joy is should be, rather than the trial it can be.
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
an excellent resource when you are beginning to get worn out. Helps a lot
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 10 more book reviews
This is a wonderful book. It helped me to appreciate my son who was more intense, sensitive, etc. I recommend it highly, especially for parents with kids with ADD. Not to say, don't treat the ADD, but to help see the positives.
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A popular book about children who seem to be more challenging than the parent expected. Many of my friends love this book. After reading it I realized my children were not 'spirited'. This book is unlike some others on the market because it does not portray challenging personality traits as evil within the child.
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 4 more book reviews
This book provides great insight to dealing with "difficult" or "Strong-willed" children.
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My daughter was, and still is, MORE. This book helped me understand her reactions to life. Her sensitivity to noise, scratchy clothings...etc.. a wonderful book!
(She's 14 now!)
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 8 more book reviews
This was helpful to my family
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on
Fantastic book for raising your talented and gifted child in a world of bell curves!
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 92 more book reviews
An excellent guide for parents whose child is MORE intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and energetic
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on
I skimmed through this book and loaned it to a couple of friends as well. It has some useful information if you have sensitive, strong-willed or highly spirited child
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The classic on parenting an "intense" child. This book helped me understand how the temperament of my child figured in our relationship and how best to communicate with him.
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My kids were all of this and this was the first book I read that helped.
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A classic, and very helpful. As the parent of a spirited child, I can attest to the usefulness of this book! It doesn't make one's child less spirited - and admit it, who would truly want that? - but it does help parents cope.
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lots of information, but wasn't what I was looking for!
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 17 more book reviews
Was recommended to all Kindergarten teachers during a working with parents workshop.
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 143 more book reviews
This book's title says it all. Insightful. Goes way beyond labels like "strong willed" or "hyper". You have a spirited child? Read this and be encouraged and educated.
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Cover may be different, depending on publishing year.
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 114 more book reviews
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 temperment, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. Though vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited child.
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It is a very interesting book. It helps you to understand the other people in your life also.
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Book has minor shelf wear and a remainder mark
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 16 more book reviews
the cover is different, same title and author
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 41 more book reviews
Practically brand new, a few sentences are highlighted.
reviewed Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic on + 17 more book reviews
The cover for my book is different but it is the same book. Great resource for handling your spirited, high energy child.