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Raising Your Spirited Child
by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

This is a guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, energetic

The spirited child - often called "difficult", or "strong willed" - can easily overwhelm parents, leaving them feeling frustrated and inadequate.  Spirited kids are, in fact, simply "more."  By temperament they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent and uncomfortable with change than the average child.

The author, through vivid examples and a positive viewpoint, offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited child.  You can plan for success with a simple four-step program, discover the power of positive, rather than negative, labels, and learn to cope with tantrums and blowups when they occur.