How To Raise a Spirited Child

Show Notes:

Raising a spirited, powerful child is challenging; these stories offer ways to support them without crushing their spirit.

Spirited kids have a sense of their DESTINIES

James Hillman’s book, The Soul’s Code, describes how powerful, spirited children have an unconscious knowing of what life will bring them. Behaviors they exhibit in childhood are often labelled as abnormal vs. understanding what it might mean for them in the long-term. 

Stories of eminent people who were spirited kids

Dr. Jordan shares many stories of eminent people to illustrate the importance of parents seeing the oak tree in their children when all they have in front of them is an acorn. 

Enjoy stories about Gandhi, Peter Frampton, Woody Allen, Picasso, Bette Davis, and Judy Garland to illustrate how spirited kids often sense their destiny early in life and insist on following their passions.

How to parent powerful kids without crushing their spirit

Dr. Jordan then shares stories that illuminate some critical ways to meet the needs of these powerful kids so that they bloom into what they are destined to become.

Learn how to find the balance of giving enough rope for them to feel in control but also keep them safe, let them make mistakes & learn from them but keep them safe.

Stories of how eminent people found their purpose path

Enjoy stories about how the parents of these eminent people supported their kids to blossom: Golda Meir, Tony Faddell, Louis CK, Jane Goodall, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Spirited children need the autonomy to find & follow own interests & passions even if they are far different than their family.

They need guidance, but in the end, we also need to learn to stay out of their way!

For more information on how to raise girls to be a leader, read Dr. Jordan’s book, She Leads: A Practical Guide for Raising Girls Who Advocate, Influence, and Lead

She Leads
She Leads

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