Be Yourself: Be Highly Sensitive

One of the most important things I have learnt in recent years is that allowing our highly sensitive children (HSC) to be who they are is vital. They should know that being themselves is what is important.

Society often requires our highly sensitive children (particularly our boys) to adapt in order to survive (school is a perfect example). As their parents I believe one of our primary roles is to help our HSCs adapt without altering the core of who they are – so that they do not become adults that hide away the real them. They need to survive the world we live in, but not let who they are be hidden away.

That’s our challenge.

These are the thoughts that reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry evoked so if you haven’t read it I can highly recommend it. It’s a great way to empty your bucket!

Be Yourself

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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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