Happy 2nd Birthday Happy Sensitive Kids!

The Happy Sensitive Kids blog is two years old today – I know because a Facebook memory popped up in my timeline. I thought maybe a celebration of two years of this blog is a good moment to reflect and let you know what the future holds for Happy Sensitive Kids.

I started this blog for a reason, and it’s a reason that is still valid two years later. Being a highly sensitive child is not always easy, and neither is parenting a highly sensitive child, so it is still important that we keep spreading the word about highly sensitive traits and the impact being highly sensitive has on a child so that we get the support we need – particularly in schools.

“The world we live in is not ideal for highly sensitive people; it’s busy, noisy, rushed and those that shout loudest get heard. Those that shout loudest drown out the thoughts of the highly sensitive amongst us…”

happy-2nd-birthdayThere is more awareness of the highly sensitive trait now than a decade ago but there’s so much more to be done. And since starting this blog I am so thrilled to have come into contact with a host of wonderful people with the same aims as me.

Like Leila of Sensitive and Extraordinary and My Quiet Adventures.

Like Karin Monster-Peters of Highly Sensitive Parents.

Like Jamie who wrote Understanding the Highly Sensitive Child: Seeing an Overwhelming World Through Their Eyes.

Like Josina Intrabartolo of Scrivo Media who writes books that help highly sensitive children and their parents.

Like Petra Kessler of To-Taal Coaching for highly sensitive adults/children in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Like Janneke van Olphen who organises workshops for parents who are themselves highly sensitive or who have children who are highly sensitive in The Netherlands.

Like all of you who keep coming back to the blog.

Like all of you, nearly 1400 of you, who are a part of the Happy Sensitive Kids Community Facebook group, who offer your wisdom and share your stories day in and day out. Together we are stronger.

So where to now? I am currently working on a book which I hope will see the light of day next year. I will continue throwing articles out into the world to spread the word (like these on The Good Men Project, Bonbon Break and Mamalode). I am going to keep growing this community and raising awareness about highly sensitive children so that these children can thrive, and not just survive.

In short, I am going to keep going! Thank you all for your amazing support.

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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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3 Responses to Happy 2nd Birthday Happy Sensitive Kids!

  1. ofamily says:

    Wow – 2 years !! Congrats. I love reading your posts

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  2. Congratulations Amanda! I am so grateful our paths crossed. Although we’ve never met you are one of my favorite people… I have so much respect and admiration for you and everything you do!

    So happy to hear you’re writing a book for sensitive parents! There’s no one better for the job!

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