Monthly Archives: June 2016

Schooling and the Highly Sensitive Child Interview Series: Why I Decided to Homeschool

Welcome to the second in the ‘Schooling and the Highly Sensitive Child’ interview series. This week I am talking to Katie*, a mother in Ireland who took her child out of the formal setting of school to educate him herself at home. It’s … Continue reading

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Clarity is Important for Highly Sensitive Parents

I am currently reading Gretchen Ruben’s book ‘Better than Before’ about habits and changing our behaviours. As I was sat reading with a cup of tea in an empty, quiet house (a habit I’m enforcing to help me empty my … Continue reading

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Schooling and the Highly Sensitive Child Interview Series: Public Schooling v Private Schooling

As part of the ‘Schooling and the Highly Sensitive Child (HSC)’ series I talked to Margaret*, an expat mother, originally from Germany, who has lived in the UK, Germany, India, Brazil and is currently living in the United States about … Continue reading

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Schooling and the Highly Sensitive Child: Interviews with Parents 

My sons have two weeks left of this school year. It’s our first one with all three children in primary school. I won’t lie to you – it’s been a tough one with my youngest getting used to a new … Continue reading

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What is Highly Sensitive Anyway?

Let’s go back to basics. What is highly sensitive? The basic premise in the words of Dr Elaine Aron, is this: “Highly sensitive individuals are those born with a tendency to notice more in their environment and deeply reflect on … Continue reading

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A Story for Highly Sensitive Children: Long Hat is a Hero

Regular readers will already know just how close to my heart a little gnome called Long Hat (or for those of you who know him in Dutch: Langmuts) is. So I am thrilled to share this review of the newly … Continue reading

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Happy Sensitive Kids Bookmark Printable: Reading Empties my Bucket

Reading is my number one bucket emptier. I love losing myself in a book, and have several on the go at any one time reading whichever one suits my mood at the time. Storytime with my sons at bedtime is … Continue reading

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