Decision Making and A Highly Sensitive Child

You may have noticed that your highly sensitive child has real difficulty committing to a decision. Their capacity for deep thinking means they weigh up every decision carefully and consider all the consequences of each choice.

Elaine Aron sums it up with humour in The Highly Sensitive Child.

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One tip is to restrict the amount of choices on offer. Suggest two options only and then give your child the time to make a decision.

Another tip is to give forewarning of decisions that need to be made, so that a highly sensitive child has lots of time to weigh up the options.




About Amanda van Mulligen

Mother, writer, author, blogger. Born British, Living Dutch. I have three Dutch sons and a Dutch husband and I blog about Turning Dutch and raising highly sensitive children.
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2 Responses to Decision Making and A Highly Sensitive Child

  1. Hannah Abernethy says:

    I’m looking everywhere for some advice in how to help my almost 5 year old with decision making. Any tips? Anything would be greatly appreciated. Even just the page number in the book where this quote can be found. Thanks!


  2. Pingback: 10 Things You Should Know About Being Highly Sensitive When You Are Not Highly Sensitive | Happy Sensitive Kids

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