Tag: Labels

Rhonda’s Story: How We’ve Survived a High Need Child

Rhonda’s Story: How We’ve Survived a High Need Child

[ 6 ] 11:02 am |

In 2008, my husband and I received into the world what would be a compendium of baby experiences to test our patience and our marriage. Kayah was born in May, 2008, in all of her red-headed screaming glory. We felt blessed – The first days appeared to bring us enough joy that neither of us […]

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The Good Baby Question

The Good Baby Question

[ 7 ] 12:35 pm |

“Is He a Good Baby?” As a new mother of a seemingly “good baby” I was happy to answer this question. “Oh Yes he is! He doesn’t cry very much… mostly he just sleeps in my lap and nurses.” “Oh that is so nice. You are blessed.” “Thank you so much. I know. He’s amazing! […]

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Using Positive Labels With Our Spirited Child

Using Positive Labels With Our Spirited Child

[ 0 ] 10:39 am |

Using positive labels to describe our spirited child is not only good for them, but it can actually change the way we perceive their behaviors, and even the way we feel about them. If we are constantly using negative words to refer to our kids, even if only in our minds, we will start to […]

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Labeling Our Babies

Labeling Our Babies

[ 0 ] 1:43 pm |

I don’t want to use words too soon about a baby, other than, ‘Gee, they’re really telling us they have needs, and how can we meet those needs?’. –Linda Budd Before your baby was born, you probably had warm, positive feelings toward him. You and your partner dreamed about what he would be like, and […]

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Temperament and Fussiness: When Do I Know if My Child is Spirited?

Temperament and Fussiness: When Do I Know if My Child is Spirited?

[ 1 ] 7:48 pm |

Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, author of the book, Raising Your Spirited Child, first coined the term ‘spirited child’ over 20 years ago. Being careful not to slap labels on kids (especially babies), she instead focuses on redefining our understanding of how our child reacts to their environment. Sometimes referred to as the ‘difficult child’, Dr. […]

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