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    So what is it we do to manage them? Is it a medically recognized thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassMum View Post
    More - the child is simply 'more'

    Louder, faster, quicker, more intense

    NOT hyperactive, not ADHD, but simply 'more'
    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    I have one very spirited toddler!! She has been GO GO GO since she crawled at 5 months!!

    Everyone I know has "normal" children.

    Mind you I have seen a dramatic change (no tantrums) since cutting out sugar and preservatives.

    She still never listens and runs around like a crazy person but no melt downs.
    my children don't eat preservatives, nasty additives nor too much sugar, DS2 never has and DS1 hasn't since he was 18 months. Spirited is simply spirited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianolady View Post
    Can I join? I have a spirited 8 yo who has always been a challenge. In fact, so much so she on on the waiting list to see a ped, as Im wondering if there might be something else going on. She is impulsive, loud, active, *ews everything (any cures as even her teacher has noticed that), very bright but lack socially and is also stubron. I have just started reading "raising your spirited child" which is just like her.
    Good to know I am not alone.
    I have this book too,awesome isn't it

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    I dont have that answer. One thing I'd been doing is not expecting her to help. Because she was fighting me all day long. So I sat her at the table and just talked. If she asked to help, I let her. If she didn't, so be it. After 3 days, she started to offer to help more. She likes to be in control. I have found I have to lock up lots of stuff. Also, direct her all the time, because she won't do it herself and bordom can be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerylsMum View Post
    i have 2!

    i define it more as intense.
    not all spirited kids are hyper.




    sent from brain to Iphone to BubHub~ a game of chinese whispers.
    No they are defiantly not (but mine are) that book Raising Your Spirited Child is great, explains this really well.

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    i have one hyper and one not.

    they are both spirited
    and both drive me insane!!!!!


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    These are the pages from RYSC that describe what a Spirited child is like





    Characteristics







    Hope it's ok to post them

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    Hrmm.. I'm thinking this is how to describe my 2nd DD. my first has Aspergers, but DD2 isn't like that. Her speech is awesome for her age, she doesn't tantrum quite like my eldest did, but she's really full-on. She's the one in playgroup who won't sit quietly at snack time, she'll grab her sandwich and run over to the play equipment. When I take her back to the table she protests loudly and runs away again. Usually she doesn't get her snack because she's too 'busy'. She climbs me constantly no matter how many times she is told to be careful of the baby in mummy's tummy. She's even a difficult sleeper from day one. The nurses took her out of the room on the second night because I needed sleep, but she screamed so loudly I could hear her anyway.

    She is a charmer though. She can be the sweetest thing, she's just.. full on.

    Does that seem to fit the bill?

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    Im going to join even though I can't figure out if I can label my 2.5yr old DS 'spirited', or just 'defiant, aggresive, stubborn, lacks self control, hot headed, temperamental.....,.....'

    He can watch TV for hours if I let him. He hit, pushes, throws sand/toys at other children over everything and nothing. He hits me several times a day because he is angry about something or doesn't get his own way. He yells "GO AWAY" all day, every day. He is defiant (will tell him 10 times in a row not to jump on the lounge, then when I take him off the lounge, he hits me and climbs back up). He is not affectionate. He cannot amuse himself at home.

    He was almost expelled from FDC before the Xmas break. I'm nervous about sending him to a centre when a place becomes available because I'm worried he will hit and push all day long with so many more kids in the room! I'm embarassed when he hits strangers children because I feel like I'm judged as a bad mum. I feel worse when I sometimes ignore the fact that he is tackling someone on a jumping castle because for *him* that is positively gentle and I 'don't want to tell him off all day!

    Great thread!


 

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