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  • Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition

  • A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic
  • Written by: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition

Written by: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Narrated by: Abby Craden
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Publisher's Summary

Including real-life stories, this newly revised third edition of the award-winning best seller - voted one of the top 20 parenting books - provides parents with the most up-to-date research, effective discipline tips, and practical strategies for raising spirited children.

Do you ever wonder why your child acts the way he or she does? Are you at a loss regarding your child's emotional intelligence and how to prevent meltdowns? Do you find yourself getting frustrated and feeling like you're at the end of your rope?

You are not alone! Many parents are dealing with the same challenges.

In Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition, parenting expert Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, EdD, offers all parents a glimpse into what makes their children behave the way they do. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, this invaluable guide offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling the toughest times.

Dr. Kurcinka has devised a plan for success with a simple, four-step program that will help you discover the power of positive - rather than negative - labels; understand your child's and your own temperamental traits; cope with tantrums and blowups when they do occur; and develop strategies for handling mealtimes, bedtimes, holidays, school, and many other situations.

In this third revised edition, you will find:

  • More practical strategies to help you manage your own intensity (keep your cool)
  • Effective discipline tips - including how to win cooperation and establish clear expectations and limits
  • New strategies for managing the meltdowns - including how to prevent them in the future
  • Revised tips for helping your spirited child fall asleep and stay asleep
  • Revised tips for finding the school that fits your child
  • Ideas for working with your child when he or she does not want to talk about emotions
  • Steps to teaching your child how to be a problem solver, work well with others, and be more flexible
  • And more!

Including quick tips for today's time-challenged parents, this newly updated edition of Raising Your Spirited Child will help you foster a supportive, encouraging, and loving environment for your children.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, EdD (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Narrative is hard to listen to.

Wonderful content but I would have preferred to read the book and not listen to the character voices.

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Everyone should listen to this book!

We love this book so much! i have two spiroted children and a spirited husband! lostening has helped us all so much and has improved my relationship woth them all. pir house is more calm and our engagement with the school is more diliberate. thank you thank you thank you!!

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Lots of strategies here!

Even if you don’t find all of the examples and advice applicable, there are a ton of good strategies in here.
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Really helpful in supporting my daughters needs

Really good book in supporting your spirited child or any child. I have noticed a huge difference on how I parent and more confidence. #Audible1

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best parenting book I've ever read!

I don't normally write reviews but this is a book that I will make sure to share with all my friends. It has saved us! if I could give it 1000 stars I would.

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