Books

Mary Sheedy Kurchinka

Mary has four books that provide you immediate help and a supportive hand.  Each book is filled with research-based information, real-life examples and practical tips.  They are available worldwide in book stores and on Amazon.com.  Below are Mary’s comments on the development of each book.  Click on the book cover or the Read More button for more detailed information on each book.

 Amazon

Raising Your Spirited Child

Raising Your Spirited Child

"This book comes from my own personal experience as a parent educator and a mom. As a parent educator, I met hundreds of children. When I became a mom, I quickly realized that my son was normal but definitely more: more sensitive, intense, persistent, and slow to transition. Because of him, I began my research into behavior, temperament and individual differences. My studies gave birth to the term "Spirited Child." I learned that there are many children who are more and that their parents needed information and support."  -Mary

"Thank you for changing my life! I usually call Raising Your Spirited Child my personal Bible because this is the book that changed me, my life and my kid's life." -Sara

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Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook

Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook

“Parents and childcare professionals around the country asked me what my workshops were like.  Knowing that many parents wanted the information but could not attend a workshop, I decided to convert my “Raising Your Spirited Child” workshop into a workbook filled with detailed information and exercises.  The workbook has been very helpful to individuals and used by local facilitators to guide parent study groups.”  -Mary

“Due to your book alone, we were able to eliminate 90% of the length of time of temper tantrums, and we are very close to preventing the tantrums completely.”  -Ann

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Kids, Parents and Power Struggles

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles

“A child’s behavior is often his way to communicate with us.  In Raising Your Spirited Child, I focused on temperament as it relates to behavior, but there are other fuel sources for behavior.  In Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles, I explore the other fuel sources and provide practical approaches for handling misbehavior.  These approaches are respectful of you and your child and allow you to build a lifelong, healthy relationship.  These approaches also give your children the words and skills they need to begin managing their own behavior.”  -Mary

“I have given copies of your book to any parent that confides in me that they are at their wit’s end.  I tell them, ‘it will change your life,’ because that’s what it did for me and my family.”  -Jennifer

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Sleepless in America

Sleepless in America

“Following the publication of Kids, Parents and Power Struggles, people began inviting me into their homes to do private consultations.  It was on one of those visits that I met a little girl who fell asleep as we talked.  She helped me to see the connection between sleep and behavior.  As I began to research that connection, I became aware of how truly sleep deprived our children are.  Sleepless in America is a wakeup call for parents to recognize that challenging behavior is often the result of missing sleep.  It is a problem that can be solved.  This book gives you tips on getting your child more sleep and improving their life and your own.”  -Mary

"My eight-year-old is sleeping probably the best he ever has in his life.”  -Cindy

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