SPIRITED CHILDREN

Mary Sheedy Kurchinka is a parent, parent educator and the author of perhaps the most famous books on parenting spirited children.
http://www.parentchildhelp.com/
 
Here are some of her blogposts:
 
Rebound after the Holidays
http://www.parentchildhelp.com/BlogPost.cfm?BID=232
 
This link leads to several other links to articles about Power Struggles, one of which (Taking the Fight out of Getting Out) is in alignment with our other topic for January, 2018, “Nurturing Yourself:”
http://www.parentchildhelp.com/BlogSearchResult.cfm?Cat=25
 
What's Your Parenting Style?
http://www.parentchildhelp.com/BlogPost.cfm?BID=225
 
Here’s a review of her book, Raising Your Spirited Child, by Derrick Schneider, a dad:
https://geekdad.com/2015/06/review-raising-spirited-child/
 
An article by Kurcinka, published in Today, that might be the most helpful of all of these, because it encourages parents to reframe their notions about their child in positive terms:
https://www.today.com/parents/no-spirited-child-not-another-word-brat-t43106
 
Darci Lopez, a contributor to Huff Post:
5 Overlooked Strategies For Raising Your Spirited Child
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5-tips-for-raising-your-spirited-and-gifted-child_us_57851652e4b09c5504c42783
 
Parenting From the Heart is a blog site written by Alana Pace:
https://parentingfromtheheartblog.com/parenting-a-spirited-child/
 
Aha! Parenting’s website offers many articles about parenting; this one focuses on spirited children, with an emphasis on positive guidance:
http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/positive-discipline/Parenting-Strong-Willed-Child