The essential companion to "Raising Your Spirited Child, " this workbook brings readers right into Kurcinka's world-famous workshops. Through exercises, observations, and dialogue from actual groups, readers learn to identify the "triggers" that lead to tantrums and challenging behaviors.The essential companion to "Raising Your Spirited Child, " this workbook brings readers right into Kurcinka's world-famous workshops. Through exercises, observations, and dialogue from actual groups, readers learn to identify the "triggers" that lead to tantrums and challenging behaviors.Read Less
Publishers Weekly, 2006-02-06 Kurcinka's now-classic guide to raising children who are "more"-more intense, more sensitive, more persistent, etc.-gets a greatest-hits treatment in this brief audio version read by the author, a teacher and parent educator. The abridgement can be abrupt at times; in the effort to condense a 300-page book to a three hours, many memorable and useful examples, illustrations and anecdotes have been excised in favor of general principles and descriptions of the basic traits common to spirited children. Helpfully, though, each CD is imprinted with track titles and time signatures, a great boon to parents who want to retrieve specific information quickly. Kurcinka's voice can sometimes be a problem; it tends to trail off to such a low end-of-sentence volume that listeners may have to strain to catch what she is saying. Kurcinka never really achieves a deep or comfortable vocal resonance even at the best of times, though she does exhibit a quiet dramatic intensity despite the brittle, high tones. In all, it's difficult to justify the additional $10 this audio costs over the far meatier trade paperback version, which offers considerably more bang for the buck. HarperCollins paperback. (Dec.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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