When you are very clear about what your rules are and why you have them, you will feel confident. If you have noticed that your child is a little different than others, or your parenting aligns with your peers but your results are different, this book can change a lot for you! She is the proud mother of one son and one daughter — now adults with whom she loves to spend time. That seems to work well. Sold by Elite Edu and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. If this is an unusual thing. No really, nothing I have ever tried discipline wise has ever helped.

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So I think Dr. Today, my spirited child is a 20 year old American Soldier and a missionary who is the light and joy of my life I got my answer in the first chapter of this book when I took a quiz that surprised me. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The spirited child—often called “difficult” or “strong-willed”—possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children.

While raising your spirited child, you will find that some strategies work for your family and others will not. A one-hour personal session, via phone or Skype, gives your family an opportunity to discuss the specific issues you are facing. My youngest is basically five children in one. I absolutely appreciate all your hard work and kindness in presenting the information in such an organized way. In other words, kids who raising your spirited child by mary sheedy kurcinka themselves, behave themselves.


He is energetic and intense and could scream for three hours straight without falling asleep. I would never have thought that.

I also liked that the author recognizes that the same things will NOT work with different kids, and I think that’s what’s lacking in many other parenting books.

This is not bedtime, this is sleep time — the moment you want you child to actually be sound asleep Now think about your child. It did help me recognize a pattern in her tantrums so hopefully I can do a little more prevention. Great book, completely worth the time and money investment. When your child adapts slowly, remind yourself that you will appreciate it when he is an adolescent.

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It’s earning a permanent place on my shelf, which is a very difficult thing for a book to do. But now he is two years old and really a joy. Read reviews that mention spirited child year old spirited children raising your spirited highly recommend feel like read this book recommend this book strong willed reading this book parenting books book helped years ago must kurcina great book mary sheedy helped me understand months old life saver sheedy kurcinka.

I wanted someone to hold my hand and say, “when he does x, you do y.

055: Raising Your Spirited Child

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Sold by Elite Edu and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. The very first chapter helped me develope a different mindset towards their spirit.

It gave me a great deal of insight into my daughter, myself, and the dynamics yuor our family.


But the whole idea of reading a five-hundred page book about how to patiently negotiate with your child sets up the fact that Kurcinka expects that you will treat child-rearing as one of the major centers of your life, and I worry about the child who learns that they are the center of household life and then goes out into the world to discover that no one else feels that way.

Use the information from your observations to make changes.

Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, parenting advice, author of Raising Your Spirited Child

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. But something that kind of felt like a bit more of an emergency in the moment kind of thing. In the opening chapter there’s a paragraph that summarizes Excellent book! I think she at first gets quite distracted by the other kids that are there. I can’t imagine having a dull, uninterested, passive child. I think you are telling me you want attention. Before an event or departure occurs, talk fhild the things that could possibly happen.

The emphasis is on our confidence in their ability to solve the problem. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka provides vivid examples of real-life challenges and a refreshingly positive viewpoint. I found this book stunningly useful and reassuring. Look for connections and patterns between events and behavior.

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