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The Myth Of “You Made Him That Way”

Do you ever wonder if you caused your baby’s fussiness or high need behaviours? If so, you’re not alone. When you see other people’s babies sitting contentedly in the stroller, or sleeping

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You’re Not Letting Me Have the Happy Home I Wanted (A Letter to My High Need Child)

To my darling high need child: Before I start, let me emphasize that I love you more than life itself. I would do anything for you, and wouldn’t trade you for anything in the world. BUT…….. The

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Meg’s Story: An Invitation to Meet Colicky, High Need and Spirited Moms Near You

Becoming a mom is amazing. BUT. Why does there always have to be a “but” attached to something good? Well, as with any major life change, becoming a mom can come with growing pains… and pretty tough

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The Most Harmful Misconception About Spirited Kids

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

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Restaurant Gives Discount for Kids With Good Behaviour: A Good Idea or Not?

  Photo from Reddit A photo originally posted on Reddit has been flying around my Facebook newsfeed the past couple of days. It was also the subject of some pretty heated debate on my favourite

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Letting Go of the ‘Should’s’

There is one thing, one insidious thing, that makes life with a high need child 10x harder than it needs to be. It’s not the fact that your little one wakes up 5 times a night. It’s not that

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This is Not the Child I Dreamt of

High need babies are known to ‘live out loud’. These are the babies who will let you know their displeasure the very moment their poop hits the diaper, or the second they feel their first twinge of

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Carleen’s Story: The Marathon of Raising a Spirited Child

On a scale of one through ten, Liam’s activity level was definitely at a ten. From the day he was born he was alert and active.  Whenever I had gone to visit friends’ newborns they’d lay in a swing

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Renae’s Story: The Power of Gratitude

A precious baby boy dies from complications of acute myeloid leukemia. Two days prior, he served as the best man in his parents’ wedding. The story, which likely would have brought me to tears prior

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Do High Need Babies Turn into High Need Kids?

  Wouldn’t it be nice to know whether your spirited, high need or ‘difficult’ baby will outgrow this behaviour later in life? Well one of our moms recently passed on this article

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