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How to Thrive with a High Need Child

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How to Thrive with a High Need Child
This challenge is no longer open to new participants…join us next time! Do you feel like you’re just barely hanging on with your high need baby, toddler or preschooler? Do you constantly feel frustrated, overwhelmed, or even resentful toward your child? Do you feel like you’re parenting from the trenches, rather than really ENJOYING your […]

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5 Ways To Keep a High Need Baby or Toddler Entertained

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5 Ways To Keep a High Need Baby or Toddler Entertained
High need babies and toddlers tend to suck at entertaining themselves. While other kids are content to sit in a bouncy seat looking around, or can sometimes play happily with toys on their own, these things can be very difficult (or impossible) for a high need baby or toddler This can be extremely frustrating for […]

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How to Distract a High Need Baby or Toddler

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How to Distract a High Need Baby or Toddler
Here’s the thing about high need kids: from the time they’re little babies, they tend to get 100% focused in on what they want (or don’t want). As infants, they’ll cry and scream relentlessly until they’re picked up, fed, changed, or until their needs are met. As young babies, we obviously want to meet those […]

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Stop Crying, Calm Down, and Other Things We Tell Our High Need Kids

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Stop Crying, Calm Down, and Other Things We Tell Our High Need Kids
“Why won’t you stop crying already!” “Why are you crying…there’s nothing wrong” “Don’t make such a fuss about such a little thing…sheesh” “Calm down!” “Stop acting like a baby!” Any of these sound familiar? I know I’ve said each of these things…more than once. When your child cries, screams and fusses pretty much ALL the […]

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