Wisdom Archives - Nancy Rose

3 Helpful Things to Say to Your Intense Child

Posted by | Intense Kids, Parents, Wisdom | One Comment

In a previous post, I wrote about intense kids and the importance of understanding that intensity is part of a child’s CoreSelf, an inborn temperament trait. Intense children are high-maintenance children. They feel their feelings strongly, whether it’s happiness and joy or anger and disappointment. As an intense person myself, I can tell you that one never, ever has to wonder what we are feeling. Our default mode is to wear our feelings on our sleeve. Can you relate?

It’s easy to get frustrated with intense kids. If you are low intensity, and just let things roll off your back, and your child takes everything to heart, it’s super easy to accuse them of “making a big deal about everything,” which does nothing to help your child manage his intensity. And it’s your job to help your child manage their inborn temperament traits so they can be effective in the world. Read More

Intense, angry boy

3 Things to Never Say Again to Your Intense Child

Posted by | Intense Kids, Parents, Wisdom | 6 Comments

Parenting an intense child can be frustrating and will test us as parents on a daily basis. High intensity kids feel everything deeply: the positive emotions (happiness, joy, delight) AND the difficult emotions (anger, sadness, hurt). You never have to wonder how a high intensity child feels about something because they show you by whooping, wailing, or raging! Did you know that a person’s intensity level is an inborn trait? Your child can’t change their intensity level. But you can (and must) help them manage their intensity so they grow up well-adjusted! Read More

Honored to Co-Author Book with Joel Comm

Posted by | Acceptance, Wisdom | No Comments

So, What Do You Do? is New York Times bestselling author Joel Comm‘s latest book, and I am honored to have collaborated with Joel in his fascinating study of uncovering the genius next door “with one simple question: “So what do you do?” It’s often the first thing we ask someone when we meet them, and Joel believes that if we really pay attention to the answer, it’s a rich tapestry of diversity and  brilliance in unexpected places. Read More

Why We Share Our Stories

Posted by | Healing, Kids, Love, Teenagers, Wisdom | 8 Comments

Fifteen minutes ago, while I was ruminating about the upcoming release of my book, I got slammed by my first experience of “writer’s remorse.” Raise the Child You’ve Got—Not the One You Want is my first book, so I felt blindsided by the realization that I had put all (well, not all) my dirty laundry out there IN WRITING for posterity.

The voices in my head were insistent. “Aargh! What have I done? Aargh! Why did I share such personal details of my life? Aargh! What was I thinking?” and finally,  “How can I get out of publishing this book? Aargh!” (The voices in my head like to say “Aargh!”) Read More

What Anita Moorjani Knows

Posted by | Kids, Love, Quotes, Wisdom | 2 Comments

Are you familiar with Anita Moorjani?  (www.anitamoorjani.com)  She is the author of Dying to Be Me, a memoir of her remarkable near-death experience and resulting healing from massive cancer all over her body.  Her experiences have left her with a profound knowing of what is important in this life and a mission to remind people to remember their magnificence. Read More

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