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Category Archives for High Need Toddlers

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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5 Ways To Keep a High Need Baby or Toddler Entertained

High need babies and toddlers tend to suck at entertaining themselves. While other kids are content to sit in a bouncy seat looking around, or can sometimes play happily with toys on their own, these things

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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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What’s The Best Parenting Style For High Need Kids?

Do you ever find yourself wondering if there’s one “right” approach or style when it comes to parenting a high need child? Certain books tell us that these kids need a strict, firm

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How Do I Deal With My Spirited Child’s Tantrums?

You’ve probably already figured out that parenting a spirited toddler or preschooler is MUCH different than parenting a more easygoing kid. All those strategies that you see working with other kids

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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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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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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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