Description - Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Now in a new updated version, Kurcinka offers parents the most up-to-date research, 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; helping children to hear their instructions; assisting children in getting along with siblings and peers; and, being successful in school and at home. Spirited children possess traits we value in adults, yet find challenging in children. Studies now show that these children are 'wired' to be more reactive to the world around them. The solution, rather than medication or punishment, is understanding temperament and working with it. Kurcinka in a supportive, warm style is able to reveal to parents how to do it, often leading them to ask, 'How did she get into my home'? Winner of the Parents' Choice Award, voted one of the top twenty books for parents, and a real life saver for parents, this updated version is eagerly awaited by parents and professionals.
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(203mm x 135mm x 28mm)
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Book Review: Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka - Reviewed by Rynalee (27 Jul 2011)
If you've ever felt like tearing your hair out with frustration about your child, feeling confused about what makes them tick, or just wishing you could change them, I highly recommend that you read this book! It will help you to clarify if your child (or you!) are indeed "spirited". There are helpful quizzes to determine this. I love the fact that the author encourages the parent to examin their own spiritedness, not just their child's.
Another area I found helpful was the encouragement to reframe, or re-label, the child's characteristics.
This book will really help you to understand your child better (and yourself!) and has helpful strategies for dealing with the specific areas of spiritedness.
I highly recommend this book, as well as the author's other book, "Kids, Parents & Power Struggles".
Author Biography - Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
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.