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Caring for the High Maintenance Child
By Kate Andersen.

Sleep and Bed-Time Problems. July, 2017.
Dear Kate:
My 11 month old "spirited" girl has been ill with an ear and upper respiratory infection for about a month now......
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a parent support organization in Santa Barbara, CA. Offers a Spirited Children support group and warmline, as well as other services. Contact Deborah Shafritz at 805-564-3888 or Email: shoefitz@brandon.sbceo.k12.ca.us
 
Robert Hudson, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa whose practice is limited to Parental Counseling. All parent help begins with a temperament assessment and from that a plan is designed to appreciate, understand, manage each individual child. Contact at Robert J. Hudson, MD, Pediatric & Parenting Guidance, 4502 East 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135; (918) 744-7837 Email: Robert-hudson@ouhsc.edu or drbobsteps@aol.com
 
Alice E. Shannon, MFT
A Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in temperament related services including classroom observations, educational training and a full range of therapeutic services. Located in Arcata, CA 95521; (707) 839-0444 Email: alieshannon@gmail.com
 
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Robin L. Hegvik, PhD. Temperament counselor, temperament classes and workshops in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Help for home and at school. 410 Harmony Street, New Castle, DE  19720 (302) 345-7819 Email: RobHegvik@aol.com
 
Helen F. Neville, BS, RN
Nurse specialist, parent educator, and author in Oakland, CA. Facilitates classes for parents of "Spirited" Children-(age 9 months through 5 years--Series of 6 classes, 3 times per year.)  Classes sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Bananas Inc. (Childcare Resource and Referral Agency) For dates, call (510) 752-6150, or contact Helen at 510-654-2018
 
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, MA
A licensed parent educator known for her 'spirited child' books. Mary provides private, in-person or telephone consultations for individual families. Contact at kurcinka@parentchildhelp.com.
 
Sandee McClowry, PhD, RN, FAAN
Using a temperament framework, Sandee sees children in her private practice in New Fairfield, CT who are having disruptive behavior problems or issues related to anxiety. Also offers 2 and 3 day workshops for school personnel (teachers, counselors, administrators) and for parents. See www.insightsintervention.com
 
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