Monthly Archives: August 2015

Finding My Quiet Place in the World – Surrounded by Thousands of People

As I mentioned in a recent post I went to my first Dutch eredivisie football  match a couple of weeks ago and within minutes, despite my stress about going, I felt at home. In a previous life, before I moved … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Help A Highly Sensitive Child Flourish in School

If I’d known then what I know now the start my eldest son had in school would have been immensely different. I’m the mother of a highly sensitive child (HSC) and as he grows so does my understanding of what he … Continue reading

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Sending a Highly Sensitive Child off to School for the First Time

As we face ‘back to school’ here in the Netherlands I am reminded how lucky I am that my two eldest children return to school in pretty much the same state they left it last July. They will both have the … Continue reading

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Dealing with New Situations and Places When You’re Highly Sensitive

Ideas for blog posts often come from unexpected and surprising sources, and this one is no exception. Last week I took my two eldest sons to their first Dutch football match. It was also my first time at our local eredivise … Continue reading

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What I Realised About My Career Once I Knew I Was Highly Sensitive 

Up until 2009 I had never heard of the term highly sensitive. I had heard of the term introvert and shy though. I also knew that I hated my job even though I had headed down that career path voluntary … Continue reading

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