The Essential Companion Workbook to the National Bestseller Raising Your Spirited Child
In this companion workbook, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D., brings readers into her world-famous workshops, where she offers parents and educators insights, emotional support and proven strategies for dealing with spirited children. The key word that distinguishes spirited children from other children is "more" -- more intense, more persistent, more sensitive, and more uncomfortable with change. Through exercises, observations and dialogue from actual groups, Dr. Mary helps readers learn to identify the triggers that lead to tantrums and challenging behaviors.
In this workbook, you will find:
· Clues to help you identify the little things that can make or break a day
· Tips for profiling your child's temperament and your own
· Cues that indicate intensity is rising
· Successful strategies for reducing and eliminating power struggles
By combining the intuition and compassion gained from parenting a spirited child with the wisdom of an expert who has worked with thousands of families, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D. helps parents and educators view their unique challenge with perseverance, flexibility, sensitivity, and, most of all, enjoyment.
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D., is a bestselling author and internationally recognized lecturer and parent educator. Her books Raising Your Spirited Child, Raising Your Spirited Baby, Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook, Kids, Parents and Power Struggles and Sleepless in America: Is Your Child Misbehaving or Missing Sleep? have been translated into more than twenty languages. A former director of one of Minnesota's largest Early Childhood Family Education programs, Mary is the founder of the Spirited Child and Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles workshops. She resides in Bozeman, Montana, with her husband.