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Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, M.A., is an award-winning educator in Minnesota's Early Childhood Family Education Program, and founder of the Spirited Child and Power Struggles workshops. She is the bestselling author of Sleepless in America and Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles, and she lives with her family in St. Paul, Minnesota.
I have been practicing some of the techniques in the book when dealing with my child and already found it helpful.
There is a lot of helpful information in this book about dealing with parenting issues as well as understanding why a child behaves and acts a certain way.
One made us look like parents of the year and the other made us feel like parents hanging on until I read this book and relaxed into simply what was.
Fabulous book! Our pediatrician recommended it and it has helped so much with understanding our daughter. Would highly recommend this for anyone who has or works with children. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Joseph Knutson
I wish I had read it years ago! This book has helped me to understand not only my youngest, spirited child but my other children as well. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Rachel
This book kept me from going crazy. I loan out this book to someone and usually end up replacing it so I can lend it again. Every child is spirited and some just more so. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Julie Hoyme
Allows parents and teachers to see children, teens, and adults in a positive light. I recommend it, annually, to my 8th grade GATE students' parents at Back to School Night.Published 1 month ago by Laurie from Ventura
After reading about 1/2 the book, we realized that some of our battles with our 3 and 1/2 year old were because of our personalities and expectations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeannie
I purchased this book for my daughter but I have not read it. She stated that she didn't think it was much different from the other books and research she had done into the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Padap1113
Great book. Must read for parents who have kids with a lot of energy/intensity.Published 2 months ago by zjg2014