Raising Your Spirited Child Rev Ed: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive…

Paperback | November 28, 2006

byMary Sheedy Kurcinka

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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

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

Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, M.A., is an award-winning educator in Minnesota's Early Childhood Family Education Program, and founder of the Spirited Child and Power Struggles workshops. She is the bestselling author of Sleepless in America and Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles, and she lives with her family in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.12 inPublished:November 28, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from New tools in this tool box Loved this book. I discovered most of my children are spirited and the apples didn't fall far from this tree. I discovered so am I. I think everyone should read this. Whether they have a spirited child or not.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't Buy eBook I like the book but the eBook has a problem. It skips back to the same page no matter how far along I read, so I have to flip through it one page at a time to get back to my spot. Very irritating. Get the hard copy and enjoy making your own notes in the margins! The book itself is good for any parent with young children.
Date published: 2011-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my child rearing bible... I have 2 intensely spirited children in a very remote area. After reading a variety of different parenting books to try to save my sanity without breaking my children's spirits, since that is who they are after all, I stumbled onto this one and promptly bought a copy. It has excellent practical advice - a person might not want to follow it by the letter - but it has definitely saved both myself and my children's sanity.
Date published: 2009-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eye-Opening! This book gives a very different point of view to understanding some of the driving reasons that our kids do what they do. I didn't agree with everything that I read but I DID find a wealth of great tips and helpful insight that I will definitely recommend this books to my friends! Very much worth the read.
Date published: 2008-01-17

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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