Presence Not Presents: Connecting as a Family in December

December is hectic. But it can also be about connecting as a family. The festive period can also be a time to create focus and plenty of bucket emptying moments!

Presence Not Presents: Connecting as a Family in DecemberHead over to The Good Men Project to read my post Connect as a Family During the Busy Festive Season.

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Is My Son Highly Sensitive?

Fifteen to twenty percent of the population is highly sensitive. It’s not an illness or disorder. As many boys as girls are highly sensitive. As many men as women are highly sensitive.

Is My Son Highly Sensitive?

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The 4 Difficulties of Raising Highly Gifted Children

Raising highly gifted children brings its own set of challenges. Being gifted is not just about being smart and quick to pick things up – it’s an intellectual, behavioural and emotional package.

The 4 Difficulties of Raising Highly Gifted Children

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Round Hole, Square Peg: The impact of society’s expectations on highly sensitive boys

Most highly sensitive boys find themselves feeling like a square peg in a round hole at some point in their lives.

Round Hole, Square Peg The impact of society’s expectations on highly sensitive boys

Discuss.

That’s the premise of a post (“Round Hole, Square Peg: The impact of society’s expectations on highly sensitive boys”) I have written for The Good Men Project. Head on over and get involved in the conversation that no one else is having!

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Living With Depression

Living with depression isn’t something anyone asks for. Living with depression means you that the best thought out plans go to pot. It’s living day by day. And as a highly sensitive person supporting someone with depression it probably means taking on more than you can handle.

Living With Depression

Depression Doesn’t Like Being Ignored

It’s possible to ignore depression for a while. You can unconsciously master the art of pretending it isn’t there.

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8 Ways to Survive the Holiday Season When You’re Highly Sensitive

December is for many a busy month full of preparations and commitments. Though the holiday season is full of fun and family, it can also be incredibly overwhelming, especially if you are a highly sensitive person.

How can you get through the holiday season unscathed with your sanity intact? Here are eight tips.

8 Ways to Survive the Holiday Season When You're Highly Sensitive

1. Think About Buckets

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21 Essential Resources for Highly Sensitives

That light bulb moment when you realise you are or your child is (or both) highly sensitive is just the first step on the journey to understanding yourself or your child. Once you know that highly sensitive characteristics are at play the real searching for answers begins. Here are 21 essential resources to help you on that journey.

21 Essential Resources for Highly Sensitives

 

Books

1. The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron

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How to Recognise the Symptoms of Depression and Where to Get Help

Depression impacts the lives of millions of people around the world. It is not just those suffering from depression that live with it, but family and friends too. Recognising depression and seeking professional help is the first step to being able to cohabit with depression.

How to Recognise the Symptoms of Depression and Where to Get Help

What causes Depression?

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5 People You Will Hate as the Parent of a Highly Sensitive Child

Parenting a highly sensitive child (HSC) brings its own set of challenges. There will be people on your side who make life a little easier; there will also be people you meet along this parenting journey that make your blood boil…….

5 People You Will Hate as the Parent of a Highly Sensitive Child

The Judgers and Doubters

Just when you need the support of your family and friends you find yourself being judged.

Those closest to you don’t get highly sensitive AT ALL. They mutter the words mumbo jumbo. Tree hugging is mentioned in the same sentence as highly sensitive.

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The Highly Sensitive Child Test: The Earlier the Better

Do teachers tell you there’s something about your child’s behaviour they can’t quite put their finger on? Has there been a suggestion to get your child tested for autism, or ADD or ADHD but that path doesn’t quite feel right to you?  It could well be that your child is highly sensitive – and the good news is that there is an online test to help you.

The Highly Sensitive Child Test: The Earlier the Better

What is Highly Sensitive?

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