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, and develop strategies for handling many 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.
"This book is a major work on temperament and parenting that should be in every family library." (Nancy Melvin, associate dean for graduate programs and research, Arizona State University College of Nursing)
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Would love to hear the unabridged
Yes - Anyone who has a kid that is labelled as troublesome, or too high energy.
No, because it's to help me raise my kids, if I was going to change the story I wouldn't be looking for help would I?
The narrator is the author reading her own work and does an ok job, considering that many authors who read their own books butcher it.
Um I'm not going to answer that... There should be two types of review profiles, one for novels and another for self help.
WHERE IS THE UNABRIDGED. This book is outstanding, the whole book (which I have skimmed through and found very helpful. However this abridged version skips over many of the key points that need further emphasis. In fact I think onnly about 20% of the original is retained. I would return this and pay more for the unabridged if it ever comes out.