A refreshingly different approach to raising spirited children (often called "difficult" or "strong willed") from a leading parenting expert who offers new and effective child rearing skills. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, Kurchinka provides parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited ...
A refreshingly different approach to raising spirited children (often called "difficult" or "strong willed") from a leading parenting expert who offers new and effective child rearing skills. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, Kurchinka provides parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited child.
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Recommended for any parent whose child is "more"
This book has done more than anything else to help me understand my spirited child. Coming from two introverted, laid-back parents, her personality was a complete surprise and we really didn't know how to handle it. I learned why my spirited child recharges and behaves the way she does, and from that we were able to develop ways to nurture her own personality while guiding her to acceptable behavior. While every day is still a challenge, I'm able to see the forest for the trees when her intensity and persistence will do her well in life. This book made me go from feeling like I'm the only parent in the world who is feeling so challenged to one who knows how to work with it. I strongly recommend it to any parent whose child is "more."
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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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