How to Raise a "Spirited" (Or, Um, "Difficult") Child

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Carolyn Juris on Jun 24, 2011 at 1:28PM

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Give Them a Heads Up

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a Carolyn Juris on Jun 3, 2011 at 3:02PM

Give your child lots of notice before transitioning, Kurcinka suggests. “Before you go to the park, say, ‘When there’s five minutes left I’ll tell you that you have five more times to go down the slide, and then we’re going to leave.’” That way, there are no surprises, and leaving will be easier both of you.

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