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4.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 4.34 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka Narrator: Mary Sheedy Kurckina Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN:
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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, 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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 2/18/2014

    " if i didn't have such a spirited child, i would probably be able to finish this book. i ended up skipping around a bit, but there is some really useful information. realizing the different personalities and how that effects processing has helped not only in my parenting skills, but also my partnership skills with my husband. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/15/2014

    " Has a lot of workable strategies for children "who are more". I like the positive, encouraging labels she gives children who are often taught by adults to snuff out their spirit. It does not advocate letting your child rule; it does teach a parent to respect their child as an individual and work within the bounds of their coping capabilities. My copy is already tattered and dog-earred. Worth buying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/14/2014

    " LOVED this book. I found more practical and useful advice in this book than in any other parenting book that I've read. Now if only I could get myself into the habit of calling my toddler "spirited" instead of "crazy".... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moonface | 1/30/2014

    " The must have book to accompeny Raising Your Spirited Child , full of stories, examples and exercises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/21/2014

    " This is a book I'm constantly reading it seems. It has such great ideas and I have one child who tests every ounce of my parenting skills. This book has amazing ideas and tools to use for any child but especially intense ones! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 1/16/2014

    " I learned so much from this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/7/2014

    " This really helped me see my annoying, attention sucking, aggressive boy in a whole new light. Now he's active, famous and persistently assertive! Changing our own attitudes really is 98% of the battle!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shantell | 1/2/2014

    " I love how positive this book is. It takes attributes that some people view as negative and makes them something good. For my own "spirited children" it helped me to understand them better. This is a book for the parents of elementary age children or younger, and it is one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eva | 1/1/2014

    " One of the most helpful parenting books I have ever read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzie | 12/5/2013

    " An awesome book! If you have a child who is 'over the top' in one way or another, this book provides insight and humour when learning how to view the energy as a positive and channel it effectively. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 11/27/2013

    " Already this book is awesome,I love the things I am learning about my son's disposition. I highly recommend this book to parents of spirited children. For more on what that is (if you don't know) read the review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milele | 11/25/2013

    " Very good, balanced, realistic and reassuring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eden | 11/21/2013

    " This book gives nice perspective and really helped me to relish in my spirited child's little personality. It didn't give suggestions or strategies, if that is what you are looking for. It gives...appreciation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 11/21/2013

    " I am glad I read this book and wish I had had this information available when my kids were little. Very interesting insights into behavior. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 10/1/2013

    " Great book for understanding your child's personality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 7/27/2013

    " I think probably most kids fit some descriptions of the spirited kid in this book, so I think it's helpful whether you think your kid is or is not spirited... it gave me lots of ideas on how to deal with and work with my own kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 4/23/2013

    " An excellent book describing children who are intense, perceptive, and sensitive, with ways of helping them cope when life overwhelms them. For any parents with young or pre-teen children, even if they don't think their children fall into this category. Lots of good advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/15/2013

    " This book has helped me handle those moments when I think, "What am I going to do with these kids?" It helped me gain perspective on spunkiness in children and how to direct that energy for good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yune | 1/10/2013

    " Mostly focused on acknowleging the spirited child's perspective as valid -- an attitude change instead of tactical techniques. Perhaps most valuable in demonstrating that there are other children out there like this, and that their parents are neither evil nor completely helpless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Sick | 10/29/2012

    " This reads like an owner's manual for my kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Todich | 4/27/2012

    " I laughed & cried within the first 10 pages. My life with 1 spirited son & 1 spunky has gotten easier since reading & following this book. Thank you! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/5/2012

    " Very insightful ideas for my picky child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie Colling | 1/29/2012

    " Wonderful parenting advice. Clear easy positive approaches "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 5/20/2011

    " My child fits some parts of this description, and others not at all - but it was interesting to flip through and think about how some of these ideas might be useful in our family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marjorie | 2/12/2011

    " Must have for spirited children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 2/6/2011

    " If you are a parent and you have hit a wall, read this one. My home just became a lot more peaceful (not easier, but calmer, better).... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 2/1/2011

    " Read this for my ECFE class.

    It has some good tips that might be more relevant when J is older. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 1/5/2011

    " think the fact I'm reading this says it all.. ha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milele | 12/27/2010

    " Very good, balanced, realistic and reassuring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/20/2010

    " validating for parents of high energy and spirited kids. Wish I had read it about 3 years ago ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 10/8/2010

    " Ok. Didn't help us in our quest for direction for our son. Couldn't make the ideas work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwenna | 9/27/2010

    " Describes my kids exactly! This book has lots of useful insights as to why your child might behave the way he does. I've already read it a second time, adding bookmarks to pages with especially useful parenting strategies. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, MA, has more than twenty years’ experience as a pioneer and award-winning educator in Minnesota’s Early Childhood Family Education Program, and she is the founder of the Spirited Child workshops. A licensed teacher and parent educator, she is also the bestselling author of Sleepless in America and Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles. She lives with her family in St. Paul, Minnesota.