WHAT IS A HIGH-NEEDS CHILD?
A HIGH-NEEDS CHILD IS SAID TO BE THE FOLLOWING:
Spirited. Strong willed. Difficult. These are all terms that have been previously been used to describe the “coined term” high needs. Being a high needs child is not a medical condition. Instead for us it showcased itself as a vivacious and domineering personality with no end in sight.
Our daughter Amaya has exhibited being “high needs” since her birth that have caused us to look in awe, scratch our heads, shake our heads, phone our parents for help that hasn’t worked, and seek her pediatrician time and time again for advice. Dr. Sears (see http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/health-concerns/fussy-baby/high-need-baby) and others with experience on this subject matter explain that high needs babies exhibit the following traits.
Traits of a high needs baby:
-Can’t put baby down
-Not a self-soother
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