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!
Head over to The Good Men Project to read my post Connect as a Family During the Busy Festive Season.
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.
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.
Most highly sensitive boys find themselves feeling like a square peg in a round hole at some point in their lives.
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!
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.
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.
Until it comes out of the shadows and starts screaming at you. Continue reading
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.
1. Think About Buckets
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.
1. The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron
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.
What causes Depression?
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…….
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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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.
What is Highly Sensitive?