Raising Children Who Are More of Everything: Resources

The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children, by Stanley Greenspan, M.D., with Jacqueline Salmon, Perseus, 1996. Helps parents deal with sensitive, self-absorbed, defiant, inattentive and active/aggressive kids.

The Difficult Child (rev. ed.), by Stanley Turecki, M.D., with Leslie Tonner, Bantam, 2000. Offers clear guidance for developing your own home management program to cope with a hard-to-raise child.

Normal Children Have Problems, Too, by Stanley Turecki, M.D., with Sarah Wernick, Ph.D., Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1995. Helps parents understand their children’s difficulties and gain insights into causes and solutions.

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, by Carol Stock Kranowitz, Perigee, 1998. Provides insight for the parent of the oversensitive or undersensitive, overactive or underactive, or clumsy child.

Problem Child or Quirky Kid? A Commonsense Guide for Parents, by Rita Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D., and John Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D., Free Spirit Publishing, 2002. Includes general guidance as well as help for potentially more serious problems, such as autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, mood disorders and hyperactivity.

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent and Energetic, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Perennial, 1992. Helps parents recognize and deal with their children’s most challenging traits in a positive manner.


  • Raising Kids Who are "More" of Everything

  • Strategies for Coping

  • Types of Difficult Kids

  • Where Does Your Child Fit?

  • Spirited or Difficult Kids: Resources

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