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

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.

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The Good Baby Question

“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

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Using Positive Labels With Our Spirited Child

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

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Labeling Our Babies

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

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

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

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