When the words highly sensitive were first uttered to me I hit the internet. I searched and googled as if my life depended on it. The number one search result was Elaine Aron and her book The Highly Sensitive Person. I ordered the book, along with The Highly Sensitive Child.
“World Book and Copyright Day is an opportunity to recognise the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books and those who produce them.”
And so what better day to say thank you to Elaine Aron for putting down on paper her research and knowledge about the highly sensitive trait. Her books have supported, and will continue to support, parents of highly sensitive children across the world and of course highly sensitive people.
I’m a writer so I’m also a book lover. Books have the power to inform and educate. Books have the power to take you away to a fantasy world. Books evoke emotions. Books delight. Books provide moments of calm. Books create special moments. Think of the times you have sat with your delighted child on your lap as they soak up the wonder of a made up world. Books are magical. Books don’t judge. Books don’t discriminate.
But books can also take you by the hand and lead you to your lightbulb moment – a moment that defines a life before and a life after.
Aron’s The Highly Sensitive Person book was the missing puzzle piece I had spent 37 years looking for. I learnt more about myself reading that one book than I did living the 37 years before. I learnt the answer to why. I learnt to accept me. This is what Aron’s The Highly Sensitive Child book is to me. This is the influence that The Highly Sensitive Person book has had on my life.
Over to you: What do these books mean to you?
If you don’t have a copy of Aron’s books and are highly sensitive or are parenting a highly sensitive child then these ‘bibles’ are a worthwhile investment.
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