A One-Size-Fits-All Education System Doesn’t Fit a Highly Sensitive Child 

As parents of highly sensitive children we’re often told that our children need to adapt. They need to toughen up. They need to function successfully in a busy environment. We’re told exceptions can’t be made just because our child can’t focus with a wall of noise around them.  They have to learn to adapt. They have to behave in a way that feels uncomfortable to them. They have to change to fit in with the system in order to survive their school days.

So many parents of highly sensitive children have said how lovely it would be if there were schools that were set up specifically for them. What would those schools look like? How would they operate? Isn’t it nice to dream about our HSCs learning in an environment that doesn’t  require them to behave in an unnatural way? What does your HSC need to flourish in school?

Next time you’re tearing your hair out, desperately searching for the tools to help your child get through each and every school day, remember that there is nothing wrong with your highly sensitive child. Not fitting the standard mould does not mean they need fixing. Too often our education systems attempt to be a one-size-fits-all system. And that’s just not real, adult life.

 

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About Amanda van Mulligen

Mother, writer, author, blogger. I was born in Britain but live in the Netherlands. I have three Dutch sons and a Dutch husband and I blog about Turning Dutch and raising highly sensitive children.
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One Response to A One-Size-Fits-All Education System Doesn’t Fit a Highly Sensitive Child 

  1. Pingback: The Perfect School for a Highly Sensitive Child | Happy Sensitive Kids

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