Raising Your Spirited Child Rev Ed: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic Paperback – Nov 28 2006
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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
About the Author
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.
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This is a book that helps me to look more closely at what is actually happening when my son and I get stuck butting heads. The section on introverts and extraverts helps me understand not just my son but my husband as well!
I now have a spirited child of my own and from reading this book it has made all of our lives easier, especially her calm quiet baby sister. We still have some very trying days but the information in this book has lead to less of them and they are much less traumatic!
He is now 16 months old and he is still very intense and sensitive. He sleeps much better at nigh...big relief!!!
When I read this book, it hit me on so many levels. I realized that my husband is also spirited and this is where my son got it from. I took the spirited test and my son scored low on the Spirited Child index. This made me realize that things weren't as bad as I thought and that many other parents have it much worse than me. It helped me to accept my son's temperament.
Now when my son climbs, I get up and climb with him. When my son spends the day crying, I look at him with more empathy and I'm able to stay more calm. When my son takes a Kleenex and hits me over the head with it and pulls my hair, I realize it's his sense of humor coming out and I am not quick to anger.
This book has even helped me with my calm daughter. She is also very sensitive, but not spirited, and it has helped me learn to negotiate better with her and make her feel more confident in her ability to come up with her own solutions.
When I realize that I'm being too angry with my kids, I think about this book and then I learn to appreciate their "spunk".
I would highly recommend this book!
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Very helpful. I appreciate the positive language used to describe the spirited child.Published 8 months ago by Sarah Lynch
A great book for understanding temperament and the power labeling can have on children.Published 12 months ago by Ms. Zoe A Henderson
This is an amazing book! In my opinion, every parent should read it.Published 18 months ago by C MAN
This is the most helpful book I ever have. Lots of useful information to help me to understand my son then to help him out.Published 19 months ago by julialivh
I constantly refer to this book when chatting with friends about the challenges we face with our kids. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Andrea Hardie
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