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
While intensity, when channeled appropriately, can be a positive personality trait, more often that not it is a source of extreme frustration for both spirited kids and their parents.
High need babies and toddlers are notorious for needing lots of help to stay entertained.
When my (not as high need) daughter was a baby, she could sit for up to an hour quietly looking at books. Sammy?
Fussiness and crankiness are definitely not traits reserved for babies. There are many reasons why a toddler may be fussy, and as many toddlers are not yet verbal, it can be difficult to figure out the
We have an extremely picky eater on our hands! Our 10 month old has a few favorite solid foods, and will not deviate from those. When we try to give her anything even remotely healthy (particularly veggies),
About 20% of all babies born have temperament traits of a fussy or high need, or what we call a spirited child.
Spirited children share many of the characteristics you will find below. They require extra