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Raising your spirited child : a guide for parents whose child is more intense, s
Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy
Adult Nonfiction HQ769 .K867 2006

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Summary: 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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