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Raising your spirited child : a guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, energetic

Author: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Presents guidance and exercises for parents of "spirited" children on such topics as dealing with tantrums and power struggles, helping a child focus and adapt to change, and recognizing cues when trouble is brewing.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
ISBN: 0060739665 9780060739669
OCLC Number: 69013727
Description: x, 480 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Understanding spirit --
Who is the spirited child? --
A different point of view : building on the strengths --
What makes kids spirited? : why they do what they do --
Matches and mismatches : parents and kids fitting together --
Working with spirit --
Extrovert or introvert : finding the energy to cope --
Intensity : diffusing your child's strong reactions --
Intensity : keeping your cool --
Persistence : choosing your battles --
Sensitivity : understanding how they feel --
Distractible or perceptive : helping them hear our directions --
Adaptability : making transitions easier --
Regularity, energy, first reaction, and mood : understanding the "bonus" traits --
Tantrums : spotting the triggers --
Living with spirit --
Planning for success : predicting and preventing the trouble spots --
Bedtime and night walking --
Mealtime --
Getting dressed --
Socializing with spirit --
Getting along with other kids --
Holiday and vacation hot spots --
Success in school --
Enjoying the spirit --
Epilogue : the rose in my garden.
Responsibility: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka.
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Offers parents effective strategies and real life stories for: managing intensity - not just the kids, but parents too; getting the sleep every family needs and deserves; choosing their battles;  Read more...

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