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Characteristics of HN Babies and Spirited ChildrenThis was originally posted by studentmom in the High Need/Spirited Children forum.
The characteristics of a high-need baby, according to Dr. Sears, are:
According to Mary Sheedy Kurcinka (author of RAISING YOUR SPIRITED CHILD), when they get older, the "Spirited Child" main characteristics are:
1. INTENSITY (loud and dramatic-focused outward, quiet and intently observant - focused inward),
and "bonus traits" (those that sometimes come with being spirited, but not always), being:
6. IRREGULARITY (lacks natural schedules for eating or sleeping),
Please note: Your child does not have to meet all of these characteristics at once to be considered high-need. For instance, some high-need babies *want* to be put down. Two helpful websites for additional reading are:
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