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.
©1991, 1998 Mary Sheedy Kurcinka; (P)1999, 2005 & ©1991, 1999, 2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
"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)
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.
The audiobook left me feeling like I wanted her to tell me more...impart a bit more motherly wisdom on me, but alas, I suppose I have to go this road on my own as a parent. I am not normally one to read parent help books - they usually give me negative feelings in some way or another. This one was different. It spoke of ways to look at my child, and help him in his brilliance! One piece of info I found to be VERY helpful was how to allow your introvert/extrovert to 'recharge' and how the parents & teachers can help him do this. Great book.
Fairly insightful. Unfortunately when I purchased this audiobook I didn't realize it was abridged. Good concepts but could use some more fleshing out. Also a bit cheesy... Good overall ideas that I have already started using when thinking about and interacting with my own "spirited" child.
Absolutely wonderful very informative, and very useful information. The information is easy to use and understand. Not a bunch of tiny tips. Overall concept is clear and easy to implement. This book also helps people understand themselves.
This book helps us see what is going on in our childrenand why they do the things they do. Therefore it is much easier to get them to do what we need them to do without a fight. This book would help us all live in harmony.
I have listened to this audio book twice now and will continue to until I can remember every little bit.
This book was referred to me by my daughter's pediatrician and it has really helped me to understand my daughter. I was constantly in a battle with her and now I finally feel like I get it and I get her. My house is so much less tense and she seems so much happier, as am I.
This book is filled with bits of information to show you how your "challenging" child is just seeing things differently and needing different responses from you. I know some parents do not want to hear that the problems their child is facing is their fault, but I absolutely have seen a difference in my daughter once I accepted her for the way she is and stopped trying to change her to what I thought she should be. Before reading this book I would have seen myself as a push-over but now I see it as just simply choosing my battles with her and sometimes letting her win.
This book helped me understand that both my child and I, fit within a group - and that group is amazing. I learned techniques to help my son channel their emotions and turn those generally perceived as "undesirable" traits into power and victory. It was comforting to feel that many parents do understand what we have to go through; and being candid, I know there are many others that have it much harder. The book allows you to feel hopeful and also accompanied through a journey that at times feels unbearable. Above all, we love our children; it is a matter of learning how to encourage them to reach their potential without losing faith -- and this books is a great guide.
I got this book years ago and could never find the time to read it. My daughter is now 11 and we have gone through tons of aggravation and trying times. Listening g to the audio book, I wish that I had listened sooner.
The author provides so many great insights to why my child is
May be behaving the way he does. Helping to u sweat and that we cannot change temperament is valuable. Her approach on how to work with the spirited child makes so much sense. I have already applied some of her suggestions and seen a positive change in my relationship with my 4 year old son. Thank you!
Mary writes a great manual for parents with children of high energy. Children are so diverse, but in many way the same, she helps clarify the issues that keep us up at night.
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