Parenting a Spirited Child

Raising kids can be quite a challenge already, but when you have a spirited kid in your family things can get even more challenging. What is it actually that makes one child a “spirited child?” Let me quote writer Mary Sheedy Kurcinka for an answer:

“The word that distinguishes spirited children from other children is the word more. They are normal children who…..possess [certain characteristics] with a depth and range not available to other children.”

 –Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Raising Your Spirited Child

Raising a child whose actions and reactions most seem out of control can bring quite a load to parents. With the right understanding of what goes inside the minds of this group of children, it can be possible to defuse daily struggles and lessen the stress. Here’s a wonderful piece of article about parenting a spirited child that I found to be very enlightening: “Parenting Spirited Children: An Interview with Dr. Jane Nelsen.”