There’s nothing that makes a new (or experienced!) parent feel more inadequate than parenting a strong-willed child.
Inside: The strong-willed child is more complicated to understand and parent, these guidelines provide a framework for doing it the emotionally healthy way.
When you’re raising the strong-willed child, you just know.
Inside: Learn strong-willed child characteristics, what they really mean for a child’s future and when to support and encourage them.
Have you ever taken the time to really think and reflect on what qualities you’d most like to see in the little human being you’re raising? Of course, I’m not talking about the qualities you’d like to see now, those are fairly easy for most of us to tick off.
Inside: Discover how to handle discipline with a strong-willed child in a way that capitalizes on their strengths and leads to better listening and cooperation.
I’d say it was around my daughter’s third birthday when it became clear we were in over our heads.
Between unmet expectations that a child will always listen to their parents and the harsh reactions and discipline that flowed from our frustration, we felt like we were hitting our heads against a brick wall with our fierce pig-tailed little lady.
Inside: A collection of the best resources on parenting a strong-willed child and helping them reach their full potential from a child therapist.
Tornadoes. Pre-natal hormones. A strong willed child.
Some things in nature are a force to be reckoned with.
Want to see a confident, experienced parent drop to their knees in desperation? Look for someone parenting a strong willed child. The strong willed child is excellent at launching great parents into full-on emotional breakdown mode with behaviors such as defiance, oppositionality and intense emotions.
Inside: Raising a strong-willed child is not easy, but in exchange, parents are taught many powerful lessons.
Having a strong will and fierce determination is akin to being an extrovert, having blue eyes, or a propensity for math—either you have it or you don’t. When your child has this trait, you know. Oh sweet lord, do you know. [Read more…]
Raising a sensitive spirited child is both exhausting and rewarding, if you identify with these ideas your child is likely right-brain dominant.
It is 7:30 am and my head is spinning.
I’ve already fielded at least 50 questions from my daughter in reference to the breakfast options in the house and why she can’t consume popsicles or ice cream for breakfast (despite the fact we literally just talked about this yesterday). [Read more…]