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50 Secrets To Parenting A Spirited Child

Kids don’t come with instructions, obviously. But with high need or spirited kids, we REALLY need them. You’ve likely already discovered that the usual strategies and techniques that work

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What Is A High Need Baby?

This seems like such a simple question, right? If you’ve heard the term before, you’ve probably already assigned a specific meaning to it. You may think of a high need baby or toddler as one

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Is Your Baby High Needs….Or Just Overtired?

There’s one thing harder than a high need baby: an overtired high need baby! As you already know, high need babies tend to exhibit some characteristics that can be particularly draining for their

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Do You Have A High Need Baby? [Quiz]

Have you always suspected there was something a little different about your baby? Maybe you’ve noticed he or she: Doesn’t sleep well, day or night Seems to have more intense reactions than

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30 Hacks To Keep Your Baby Or Toddler Entertained (For More Than 5 Minutes)

I’ll admit it: when my kids were little, I found myself OUT OF MY MIND BORED about 50% of the time. I was always happy when we had actual things we needed to get done – things like eating,

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Getting Through The Fussy Stage: A Story Of Hope

Editor’s note: Special thanks to Leslee Harrington for sharing her story of hope with us! My son James was born November 13, 2014 at 39 weeks. He was a planned Cesarean since he was breech.  I

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You Are Enough

When you have a baby who is rarely happy or content, it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. It can lead you to start questioning every decision you make, just in case it’s

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7 Tips For Flying With A Fussy Baby

  Taking a high need baby or toddler on an airplane can be an utterly overwhelming prospect. High need kids tend to have intense emotional needs that require constant attention. They cry more and

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Top Products For Fussy Babies [Survey Results]

It’s been estimated that parents spend around $12,000 on baby-related expenses during a child’s first year. Of course, a large chunk of that amount includes formula, diapers and an allotment

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A Parents’ Guide To A High Need Baby: 8 Ways To Stay Sane

Having a high need baby can be overwhelming. These are the babies who seem to hate sleep, never seem to be content, and require a LOT of patience from their parents. They are intense and can easily push

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