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    What exactly is this?

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    I think it means challenging, intelligent, stubborn , determined etcetera .

    There is a book called raising spirited children, I think ?

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    I would say it's a child who is more active/lively determined than others. (not ADD)

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    I have a spirited child. I describe her as simply being 'more'. She is extremely determined, very smart and overall is delightful but my gosh is she hard work!

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    Spirited kids, are intense, period. Intense in their emotions, behaviour, energy and the way they see the world. I know some people think it's just a nice word for a naughty kid, but that's actually a really uneducated view.

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    I describe it as 'more' also. More determined, more tantrums, more frustrated, more more more...

    My dd is a delight also, but she is just hard work. Period.

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    Thanks so more of a full on child

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    I have 2 spirited kids they are just full on with everything they do and can b quite intense at times. My dd is even worse everything is a huge deal with her and she over dramatizes everything she does.

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    I've just come to realise that my son must be spirited. You don't really know until you start seeing other kids his age and how they seem so placid in comparison!

    Intense is the right way of describing it. Doesn't cry, wails. Doesn't giggle, shouts laughter at top of lungs. They are supposed to be more perceptive of others emotions too and get easily frustrated when trying to do something. Takes a bit of convincing to try new things. Doesn't sleep particularly well but needs a lot of it.

    My son is also difficult sometimes, much more so than other kids his age. Timeout and counting doesn't seem to work well, he never stops before we get to 3, he pushes it all the way everytime. But hand in hand with that he is extremely bright, active, funny, empathetic and loving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    Intense is the right way of describing it. Doesn't cry, wails. Doesn't giggle, shouts laughter at top of lungs. They are supposed to be more perceptive of others emotions too and get easily frustrated when trying to do something. Takes a bit of convincing to try new things. Doesn't sleep particularly well but needs a lot of it.

    My son is also difficult sometimes, much more so than other kids his age. Timeout and counting doesn't seem to work well, he never stops before we get to 3, he pushes it all the way everytime. But hand in hand with that he is extremely bright, active, funny, empathetic and loving.
    Wow that is my DS to a tee!


 

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