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5 Tips For Parenting a Strong-Willed, Sensitive Child

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My little girl is undoubtedly all of what I could have dreamt up in a child and more. A dynamic, inquisitive, strong-willed, sensitive childshe is anything but placid. In her preschool classroom, she is the one spouting off answers, flitting from centre to centre, and consoling the kids who cry or are upset.

This week, she received a report card home from preschool. In it, she was acclaimed for her ability to identify her emotions. While this is something I’m incredibly proud of, at home, she is hardly the epitome of poise and articulation. My son is almost always in her personal space wanting to be involved with that she is doing. All too often, hitting, screaming, fighting, and whining are the soundtrack in our household. As such, a lot of my efforts go into parenting through big emotions.

On top of my sweet girl’s big emotions, she also is a headstrong little girl. Parenting both her and her little brother is no cakewalk. And I’m far from the perfect parent. Life, sleeplessness, and coaching both of my kids through their crying can play a role in me cutting corners. I wish my perspective would start out right and then I could hit parenting cruise control. But such is not life.

Recently, I noticed the dynamic between my two kids was in need of a reset, BIG TIME. And so I’ve had to really tap into my best strategies for parenting a strong-willed, sensitive child. Below is an infographic I created for another post, but the strategies definitely translate into dealing with strong-willed, sensitive children. You can click the infographic to read more, or click the link at the bottom to continue reading this post on another page.

Toddlerhood really is both the best and worst of times. Here are over 10 tips on parenting through difficult toddler behaviour that are centred in positive, empathetic parenting. Erik Erikson, developmental psychology, gentle parenting, toddlers, parenting

Click here to continue reading my strategies for parenting a strong-willed, sensitive child.



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4 thoughts on “5 Tips For Parenting a Strong-Willed, Sensitive Child

  1. I’ve read the full article in CMR and it is great. Dealing with your kids emotions is never easy. The important thing is that we listen to them, and let them know they have been heard. Lovely post Alana, keep up the great work.

  2. Thank you! I cried reading the full article because it was so good to see written out what I think about in the moment. Evaluating isn’t something everyone does. Thank you for letting me feel that I am doing a good thing for my kids

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