Mary Sheedy Kurcinka





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Mary Sheedy Kurcinka is a best-selling author and internationally recognized lecturer and parent educator. Her books Raising Your Spirited Child, Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook; Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles; and Sleepless in America: Is Your Child Misbehaving or Missing Sleep have been translated into ten languages.

As director of parentchildhelp.com, Mary provides training nationally and internationally for families and professionals, including medical personnel, educators, and social service providers who serve families. Licensed as a parent educator and early childhood teacher, she has pioneered efforts to bring topics such as temperament, neurobiology, the importance of sleep, and emotion coaching into homes, schools, medica
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Raising Your Spirited Child...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 3,759 ratings — published 1991 — 28 editions
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“Love your spirited child for who she is. Because she is more, she will make you more.”
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic

“It almost seems un-American, at times, to have kids who are slow to warm up. Other people tell us to push them—to force them to jump in—and they reprimand us for babying them. When your child adapts slowly, remind yourself that you will appreciate it when he is an adolescent. While all the other kids are running off on some ridiculous impulsive venture, yours will be thinking, moving slowly and cautiously. There are strengths to every temperamental characteristic.”
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic

“Fortunately that’s now changing. Today a magazine article from Working Mother magazine hangs framed on my wall. It reads: The Spirited Child with Spirited hand written in red ink and the word difficult crossed out with a thick black line. It thrills me to see it, to realize that the language, used to describe children who are “more,” is finally changing. Thinking about the words we use to describe a child may seem silly and unnecessary to many, but the research demonstrates that our expectations and attitude strongly influence how we respond to a child. Our words do make a difference. In fact they make us act differently—more friendly, supportive, and informative—and as a result the kids are more successful.”
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More

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