Tag: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

The Most Harmful Misconception About Spirited Kids

The Most Harmful Misconception About Spirited Kids

[ 5 ] 10:42 am |

I first learned about the term ‘spirited child’ when my Sammy was just about a year old. A friend gave me Mary Sheedy Kurcinka’s excellent book, Raising Your Spirited Child, and I couldn’t believe how spot on she was in describing my boy. I had previously discovered the term high need baby, but as Sammy […]

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Q & A with Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Q & A with Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

[ 0 ] 2:03 pm |

Have you ever wondered how you’re supposed to react during your toddler’s temper tantrums? Or what about what to do when your baby or toddler consistently wakes up SUPER early in the morning? (I’m talking 4am here). Do you wonder if life with a spirited child ever gets easier? I recently had the pleasure of […]

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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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A Matter of Perspective?

A Matter of Perspective?

[ 2 ] 9:14 am |

This past weekend was all about sick kids. Thursday night Emily came down with a gastro and Chloe followed suit the next morning. Emily’s also on an antibiotic for a chest infection, Chloe’s on one for a urinary tract infection, and both girls have got sore throats (are we having fun yet?). But if there’s […]

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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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