Make Way for Change

I hope that this series of posts regarding spirited children has been illuminating and supportive.  The final characteristic of spirited children I would like to explore is adaptability. “Spirited children are uncomfortable with change.  They hate surprises and do not shift easily from one activity or idea to another.  If they are expecting hot dogs

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Perceptive to the Extreme

When my youngest son was small, around the age of four, his questions about everything kicked in to high gear.  Having already lived through a precarious question-stage with his older brother, I thought I was prepared.  I was not.  The difference was he noticed the smallest, tiniest details that his older brother blustered past.  He

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The Sensitive Child

In the continuation of this series on learning more about spirited children, sensitivity is often the most misunderstood trait.   On the surface it appears a kid is out-of-control for no reason, when in truth, they are expressing their deep-seated emotions.  Hopefully, if you are in the midst of raising a sensitively spirited child, once

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The Kid Who Wouldn’t Back Down

This week, I would like to continue to unravel the intricacies of the spirited child.  Having survived the toddler years of raising two, intensely spirited boys, I am an unofficial expert.  Last time, I wrote about intensity.  This week I will be covering persistence.  Even if your child is easy-going, I believe at times, all

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