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10 Signs That You Have A Strong-Willed Child

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  1. Lauren says:

    A ton of this also sounds like high functioning autism/aspergers. I have a daughter just like this list and always just thought she was strong willed and spirited….well it’s high functioning autism actually. I was shocked.

    1. Thank you, Lauren for stopping by and commenting. It has been a while since I wrote this post and our son has grown up since (he is 5.5 years old now) and has “mellowed down” a bit from his earlier self. Though he is still bossy (at times), energetic, intense, stubborn etc. (in short, Strong-willed), but the biggest demarcation, IMHO, between his spirited nature vs. HFA is that he gets along quite well with his peers and other children (both younger and older) and also with adults. He is perceptive of emotional changes in his social group and has been described as “well-behaved” by his teachers (He started school recently). But, I agree with you that this is something parents should explore when wondering about their children’s willful nature.
      I appreciate your taking the time to highlight this important point. Thank you!

  2. I have Sydney, aka, The Toddler Duchess. Respect my friend, for I do get it.

    1. LOL…The Toddler Duchess sounds like lots of fun 🙂 I believe Threenager Duchess will be even more so! Good luck and thanks for stopping by, Cheers, D

    1. ha ha ha…good luck with your strong-willed one ….I too wish it gets better with time… but as far as I can see, they get more and more headstrong with age 🙂

  3. Subhra Mazumder says:

    Well, these are some of the inborn traits very common of a Virgo. Just leave them alone and it will work wonders. They are not eaisly subdued. Don’t try and change their obstinacy… You’ve to live with it… Huh

    1. Interesting angle… true that though 🙂

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