Girl jumping in air

I love spirited children – those with big personalities that always have something to say or share with you. Those who have a high energy and have a lot going on for themselves. They can be tiring but generally they are good fun to be around.

Not everyone enjoys a spirited child (one who also can get themselves into mishaps and trouble) though.  And it can be a challenge for parents who find their child’s personality and zest a bit too much. So what can you do if you feel a bit overwhelmed? Here are a few ideas…..

5 Ways to Deal with a Spirited Child

  1. Change the way you think about them. Think of their strengths and the benefits of being a spirited child – lots to say, lots of energy, never a dull moment, a strong individual
  2. Look at where you feel more challenged by them. What could you do differently when they test you.
  3. Do things that bring out the best in them and their personality. Redirect their energy.
  4. Find an activity that allows them to relax. Quiet time is good for recharging batteries (for parents too!)
  5.  When things go wrong – talk or role play out what they could have done differently.

Try my tips and let me know how you get on!