Author(s): Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Now in a NEW UPDATED version, Kurcinka offers parents the most up-to-date research, effective strategies and real life stories for: -Managing intensity, not just the kids, but parents too -Getting the sleep every family needs and deserves, -Choosing their battles -Helping children to hear their instructions -Assisting children in getting along with siblings and peers, and -Being successful in school and at home. Spirited children possess traits we value in adults, yet find challenging in children. Studies now show that these children are "wired" to be more reactive to the world around them. The solution, rather than medication or punishment, is understanding temperament and working with it. Kurcinka in a supportive, warm style is able to reveal to parents how to do it, often leading them to ask, "How did she get into my home?" Winner of the Parents' Choice Award, voted one of the top twenty books for parents, and a "real life saver" for parents, this updated version is eagerly awaited by parents and professionals.
"The book will prove to be a real lifesaver." --Louise Bates Ames, author and association director, Gessell Institute of Human "Through excellent examples and easy-to-read text, this book provides parents with a pathway to understanding their child's temperament and to a place where parents can balance the needs of their child's unique temperament with their own needs and those of their family." -- James Cameron, Ph.D., executive director, The Preventive Ounce, Berkeley, California