Resources for a Strong-Willed Child
Last night, I reached out to this community in a place of need: we have a very strong-willed toddler. And WOW. You guys showed up with so many incredible resources, ideas, and encouragement. Thank you, friends!
I've made a list of your top recommendations. I can't wait to order a few of these books, download some podcasts, and feel like I have some tools to deal with the tantrums.
Here's what I know for certain (about my strong-willed little one and yours, too): God made no mistakes creating this little soul, complete with an extra strong will. I pray He will use these passionate personalities to change the world! I feel so encouraged to have heard from SO many of you who also deal with this. We are not alone.
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Helpful Instagram accounts:
+ Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses by Amber Lia and Wendy Speake
+ Parenting Scripts by Amber Lia and Wendy Speak
+ Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Becky A. Bailey
+ The New Strong-Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson
+ Don't Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Hubbard
+ The Temperament God Gave Your Kids by Art Bennett
+ You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded) by Cynthia Tobias
+ Different by Sally Clarkson
+ "There's a Better Way to Parent: Less Yelling, Less Praise" by Joe Pinsker