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    I definitely have a spirited child!

    Everything is over the top and so determined to do EVERYTHING!

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    Ok so how do you tell the difference between spirited an just bratty?

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    Because, while they can certainly be more difficult to discipline etc, they are not always naughty. My DS is massively intense even when he's being an angel. It's just non stop. I can't keep up with him. It's hard to explain unless you know a child like this, and then it just resonates.

    It's really just a temperament type. I don't think of it as an excuse for bad behaviour. Just helps to explain why he acts the way he does sometimes.

    My DS charms the pants off everyone who meets him because he is always engaging, seeking to play and so seems like such a fun kid. He doesn't ever slow down, just crashes. But it can be difficult to live with full time, he wears my hubby and me out!!
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    There's a book called 'Raising Your Spirited Child' - a guide for parents who's child is 'more' by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. I read the first chapter and was in tears as i could finally understand DS1, and that it's just him. Great book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livvey View Post
    There's a book called 'Raising Your Spirited Child' - a guide for parents who's child is 'more' by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. I read the first chapter and was in tears as i could finally understand DS1, and that it's just him. Great book.
    I need this book!

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    Ok thanks for explaining


 

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