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Best Parenting Books For Your Spirited Child

Being a parent to a spirited or strong-willed child can feel challenging, and sometimes defeating. These parenting books offer helpful parenting strategies, as well as important lessons for children to learn to self regulate their emotions. 


Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: Eliminating Conflict by Establishing CLEAR, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries Paperback

ROBERT J. MACKENZIE, EdD explores the strong-willed child. Through modern world examples, Mackenzie details how to effectively motivate strong-willed children through tools such as setting boundaries and “logical consequences.”


Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic

In Raising Your Spirited Child, Third Edition, beloved parenting expert Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D., offers ALL parents and caregivers a glimpse into what makes their spirited children behave the way they do. The key word that distinguishes spirited children from other children is "more" -- more intense, more persistent, more sensitive and more uncomfortable with change.

Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, this invaluable guide offers emotional support and proven strategies for handling the toughest times. 


The Myth of the ADHD Child, Revised Edition: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion

In this revised edition, Dr. Thomas Armstrong explores fifty-one new non-drug strategies to help children overcome attention and behavior problems. Dr. Armstrong shows readers how to address the underlying causes of a child's attention and behavior problems in order to help their children implement positive changes in their lives.


How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are experts in communication. In this parenting guide, they focus on how to cope with your child’s negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment, express your strong feelings without being hurtful, engage your child’s willing cooperation, set firm limits and maintain goodwill, use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline, understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise, and resolve family conflicts peacefully.


The Explosive Child

In this book, Dr. Ross Greene explores the explosive child, a child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. Greene explains how explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting. Greene shares strategies to help children gain these skills. 

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