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Raising Your Spirited Child
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments xi
Greetings! xiii


PART ONE
UNDERSTANDING SPIRIT

1 Who Is the Spirited Child? 3
2 A Different Point of View: Building on the Strengths 16
3 What Makes Kids Spirited?: Why They Do What They Do 29
4 Matches and Mismatches: Parents and Kids Fitting Together 58

PART TWO
WORKING WITH SPIRIT

5 Extrovert or Introvert: Finding the Energy to Cope 71
6 Intensity: Diffusing Your Child’s Strong Emotions Begins with You 102
7 Intensity: Teaching Your Child Self-Regulation Skills 118
8 Meltdowns: What to Do When Everything Falls Apart 149
9 Persistence: Choosing Your Battles—When to Say Yes 178
10 Persistence: Choosing Your Battles—Saying No 206
11 Sensitivity: Understanding How They Feel 225
12 Distractible or Perceptive: Helping Them Hear Our Directions 241
13 Adaptability: Making Transitions Easier 259
14 Regularity, Energy, First Reaction, and Mood: Understanding the “Bonus” Traits 280


PART THREE
LIVING WITH SPIRIT

15 Planning for Success: Predicting and Preventing the Trouble Spots 313
16 Bedtime and Night Waking 335
17 Mealtime 365
18 Getting Dressed 388

PART FOUR
SOCIALIZING WITH SPIRIT

19 Getting Along with Other Kids 413
20 Holiday and Vacation Hot Spots 436
21 Success in School 459
 

PART FIVE
ENJOYING SPIRIT

Epilogue: The Rose in My Garden 487
Index 489