Kristi Burke Irak

Challenging toddler can become a successful adult

My oldest son had a lot of the same qualities as writer Chrissy Howe's son Teddy.

Christopher started life very colicky and did not sleep well at night. He was very loud and very verbal, but nobody could understand him other than my husband and me.

My son cried a lot and had no interest in playing with other children. He had no interest in learning or in any preschool stuff, but like Teddy, he was a genius with his creations. He would spend hours and hours drawing and making his masterpieces with Play-Doh, Legos, and Lincoln Logs.

But if Christopher was interrupted or if his little brother destroyed something before it was finished, his meltdowns would make your hair stand on end.

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