Raising Your Spirited Child

Version: Abridged
Author: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Narrator: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Genres: Relationships, Health & Wellness, Marriage & Family
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: November 2005
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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The spirited child -- often called "difficult" -- can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and inadequate. Spirited kids are, in fact simply more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited child.

She will help you:

- Understand your child's -- and your own -- temperamental traits
- Discover the power of positive -- rather than negative -- labels
- Cope with tantrums and blowups when they do occur
- Develop strategies for handling mealtimes, bedtimes, holidays, school, and many other situations

Filled with personal insight and authoritative advice, Raising Your Spirited Child can help make parenting the joy it should be, rather than the trial it can be.

Reviews (2)

Raising Your Spirited Child

Written by Uchechi Tarver on April 6th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

very helpful in identifying my child.

Full of great insight!

Written by Jeanetteke on January 10th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very helpful observations into the motivations (or lack thereof) behind your child's actions. Really helps remind you that your child is not here just to push your buttons, and that he/she needs your help to understand and control their own actions. Also a great reminder on how to monitor your own actions and reactions!

Author Details

Author Details

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy

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.