Welcome to the first episode in a series of interviews I’m calling, “Raise Amazing Humans”.
One of the biggest questions parents of younger, spirited kids have is:
“When will my child become easier?”
We know from the research and from parents of older spirited kids that these children have incredible potential. All the traits that make them so challenging when they’re little can become their best traits as they get older – if we are able to nurture those traits and raise them with warmth and sensitivity.
The tricky part, of course, is figuring out how to get through those first months and years until they do become easier.
In this interview, I sat down with Katherine, whose daughter, Juliana, is now 6 years old.
I wanted to learn more about her experience of raising a spirited child – who has now come out the other side of spirited.
I asked her questions like:
When did you first notice there was something different about Juliana?
What traits did you see in her as an infant?
How did she sleep as a baby, and what ultimately led to better sleep for her?
What was she like as a toddler and preschooler?
When did you first notice she started to get easier?
What’s she like now?
I hope this interview has given you hope that things will get easier with your spirited child, and that your child already has the traits that will make him or her amazing!
If you would like to learn how to make life easier and more peaceful in the meantime, please reach out to me and let’s chat. If you’re struggling with not listening, meltdowns, setting limits effectively, or learning how feel more confident in how you parent, I can help!
Following are the links to resources mentioned in this interview: