Raising your Spirited Child
a guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, energetic
Who is the spirited child?
A different point of view : building on the strengths
What makes kids spirited? : why they do what they do
Matches and mismatches : parents and kids fitting together
Working with spirit
Extrovert or introvert : finding the energy to cope
Intensity : diffusing your child's strong reactions
Intensity : keeping your cool
Persistence : choosing your battles
Sensitivity : understanding how they feel
Distractible or perceptive : helping them hear our directions
Adaptability : making transitions easier
Regularity, energy, first reaction, and mood : understanding the "bonus" traits
Tantrums : spotting the triggers
Living with spirit
Planning for success : predicting and preventing the trouble spots
Bedtime and night walking
Socializing with spirit
Getting along with other kids
Holiday and vacation hot spots
Success in school
Enjoying the spirit
Epilogue : the rose in my garden
Parent and child
Aggressiveness in children
Personality in children
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