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Category Archives for High Need Toddlers

50+ Best Toys & Products for Spirited Kids, 0-5: Christmas Gift Guide

Wondering what to buy the child who has it all…and yet plays with NOTHING? High need babies and spirited toddlers/preschoolers often aren’t great at soothing and entertaining themselves. This

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“Why are You So Tired?”: Here’s Why New Moms Are Walking Zombies

Do your friends ever ask you why you’re so tired all the time, or why you can’t hang out like you used to, or why you just can’t seem to get basic stuff (like showering) done with

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What to Do About Sibling Fighting

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails and messages about sibling fighting and sibling rivalry. Almost without fail, the scenario goes something like this: Older brother or sister (usually

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Dealing with Defiance in Your Spirited Toddler or Preschooler

Defiance in toddlers and preschoolers may be normal, but that doesn’t it make it fun or easy! And when you have a spirited or strong-willed child, the defiance may be more frequent and more

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The Fussy Baby Site Goes to Facebook HQ!

Over the past 10 years, Facebook has been a huge asset for The Fussy Baby Site. Our Facebook groups now support almost 40,000 parents of fussy, colicky and high need babies and toddlers. I don’t

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How to Raise a Dragon Baby

Dragons are born dragons…dragons* aren’t made. Some babies are just born being more challenging than other babies. These are the babies that are often (though not always) difficult from day one. Everything

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Stop Crying, Calm Down, and Other Things We Tell Our High Need Kids

“Why won’t you stop crying already!” “Why are you crying…there’s nothing wrong” “Don’t make such a fuss about such a little thing…sheesh” “Calm

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How to Distract a High Need Baby or Toddler

Here’s the thing about high need kids: from the time they’re little babies, they tend to get 100% focused in on what they want (or don’t want). As infants, they’ll cry and

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How to Thrive with a High Need Child

This challenge is no longer open to new participants…join us next time! Do you feel like you’re just barely hanging on with your high need baby, toddler or preschooler? Do you constantly feel

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How to Help Your Child With Transitions

Does your baby have trouble with everyday transitions, like getting dressed, going into the car seat, or having his diaper changed? Or does your toddler or preschooler (or older child) have a meltdown

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