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 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 re... more »freshingly 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.« less
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!
Mary M. (voice) 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.
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.
Susan C. 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.