Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My quest for Mary

I have wanted to get a book by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Raising Your Spirited Child. All along I know Little DinoEgg is different from other kids. He is noiser, smarter, stubborn, creative, imaginative, loudest then most of the kids of the same age. I have no idea how to discipline him without me blowing my top or him crying. I tried to be calm, tried different method, time out, rewards etc. Some works some don't, some work at times, some failed thoroughly.

Until I chatted with a friend, I shared with this friend some incidents on Little DinoEgg's meltdown, she asked me "Is he a spirited child?".  She suggest I read up this book, which has helped her in dealing with her spirited boy. She shared with me on some of the ways the book suggested. Something went "TING"! Thats it! That is what Little DinoEgg is!From then I decided to get hold of the book. However as I am unable to find time after work to head off to the book stores, until today as daddy is able to fetch Little DinoEgg from school.

It turned out to be a tiring quest :( First I called TIMES a few times before I was able to get to the customer service officer; no stock, have to wait 5-6 weeks for stock to arrive. "Ok fine" I thought, I will try Borders. Took a bus n alighted a bus stop earlier, took a 10mins walk to Wheelock Place, queued at the Info counter for 5mins; stock in transit, not sure when will arrive, maybe 3-4weeks, price $30+. Fine, my last resort, Kinokuniya... Took another 10mins to walk back to Taka *tired*, head up to Kino n straight to Info counter. After waiting for another 5mins answer is YES *Yipeee!* BUT its a torn copy :( I decided to take my chance, went over to the section and took a look at the book. Not too bad, they have use a plastic to wrap the book, there was a torn at 1 of the corner, some usual fold on the cover, other then that the pages are intact, not dog earred or folded or torn. The customer service girl was saying there SHOULD be another copy of the book but she can't find. Told her I will take my chance, ended up I spent 30mins looking at ALL the shelves n still cannot find that copy. Debating debating debating... ended up I decided to take the torn copy coz by time I wait for the stock to arrive ANYWHERE which can be at least 4 weeks, I would most likely have either lost my mind or my cool or my patient with Little DinoEgg.

Anyway i got 10% off that copy, so only paid $21+ hehe~ much cheaper then Borders.

Extracted from Mary Sheedy Kurcinka site
A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic

Raising Your Spirited Child offers ALL parents a glimpse into what makes their children act the way they do. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, it offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling the toughest times.

Raising Your Spirited Child can help you:
- plan for success with a simple, four-step program;
- discover the power of positive, rather than negative, labels;
- understand your child's and your own temperamental traits;
- cope with tantrums and blowups when they do occur;
- develop strategies for handling mealtimes, bedtimes, holidays, school, and many other situations.

*OOoommmmmmmm~~* Ok ok now that I have got the "divine" book, I hope I can finally acquire enlightenment. Wish me luck peeps!

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