The Challenging Child

Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five "Difficult" Types of Children


By Stanley I. Greenspan

With Jacqueline Salmon

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The book that helps parents match the child care to the child

Most children fall into five basic personality types that stem from inborn physical characteristics: the sensitive child, the self-absorbed child, the defiant child, the inattentive child, and the active/aggressive child. For each of these, there are parenting patterns to avoid and those that help the most. The Challenging Child reassures parents that they do not simply have to “live with” their child’s temperament but can fit their parenting style to their child’s unique personality and help each child build on strengths, master weaknesses, and embrace life with confidence and skills.


On Sale
Sep 10, 1996
Page Count
336 pages

Stanley I. Greenspan

About the Author

Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, whose books guide the care of children with developmental and emotional problems worldwide, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School and President of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders.

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