Understanding Spirited Children. Presenters:. Fill in presenters names and titles. Ground Rules. Start on time, stay on time, and close on time. Invite participants and facilitators to be learners rather than experts.
Fill in presenters names and titles
Sharing what research shows works best for most children.
State Your Name.
Share if you know a child who is difficult.
Hello. My name is
This is how children with spirit often
react to their environment
This is how
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka in her book
“Raising Your Spirited Child”
What is it?
What the child enjoys
Incurable or chronic disease
The way children think at different agesThings you cannot change
Each of us has a unique, special temperament. The same is true for our children. Each temperamental trait your child exhibits is like a slice of the child. Understanding these traits gives us insights into how to interact with the child.Temperament Pie
Modified and Adapted by Nan Baumgartner from: Basic Parenting, Foundation Resources, Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service
Fortunately, each label has
a potential strength.
Our responsibility, as adults is to:
Using the ABC’s sheet find the letters of a ‘more’ child’s name.
Child. . . and I’m glad for it!
Your input is appreciated!
(insert agencies involved in the presentation)
Visit the UWEX Spirited Child website
It’s Worth It!
University of Wisconsin-Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating.
UW-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA.
Donna Doll-Yogerst, Professor and
Family Living Agent, Oconto County
And adapted for HCE use by
Faden Fulleylove-Krause, Professor and Family Living Educator, Calumet County UW-Extension