Highly Sensitive Children and Animals: A Book Giveaway

Highly sensitive children (HSC) often connect deeply with animals. There are a number of reasons for this and a HSC can benefit greatly from life with a beloved pet (such as anxiety reduction to name but one important benefit).

Highly Sensitive Children and Animals_ A Book GiveawayMy sons have been begging for a pet of their own for years but we just don’t have the physical space (nor have I had the time to care for yet another living creature). Soon that will change.

During the summer we are moving house. We are swapping town life for village life. We are trading a postage stamp garden for the kind of outdoor space we have long dreamed of. Space will no longer be a restriction. So the boys are on a promise of least a cat (a kitten as far as they are concerned) and maybe a rabbit or two.

And I am absolutely sure that the additions to our family will have a huge positive affect on my three HSCs.

The power an animal can have on a HSC is a theme that runs through the latest My Quiet Adventures’ book: Aiden Finds a Way. This beautiful new book features Aiden making friends with a Dalmatian puppy and the result is heartwarming.

In honour of the special relationship that our HSCs have with animals and the release of the second in the My Quiet Adventures series of books for our sensitive children I am delighted to host a giveaway.

There are three amazing sets to win.

A copy of Aiden Finds a Way accompanied by this wonderful handcrafted puppy.

Puppy & Aiden Finds a Way Book Giveaway

Secondly there is a copy of the book with a set of related postcards and stickers.

Aiden Finds a Way Book, Postcards & Stickers Giveaway And last but not least a copy of the book.

Aiden Finds a Way Book Giveaway

All you have to do to win one of these prizes is share how animals (have) play(ed) a role in your HSCs life. Share an anecdote about your HSCs reaction to an animal. Tell about the relationship your HSC has with a pet. Anything animal related at all! You can share a picture or use words – or use any other creative means you wish.

To enter leave a comment on this post or send me your entry by email at amandavanmulligen@gmail.com.

The giveaway will close on June 30th and the winners will be notified shortly after. Please ensure you communicate a way to contact you.



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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6 Responses to Highly Sensitive Children and Animals: A Book Giveaway

  1. Thank you for informative & really needed post for my kids meditation .


  2. My 9 month old baby girl fell totally in love with a little blue stuffed teddy bear I gave her on my first night out without her. She hugged her teddy and from that day on teddy had to accompany her everywhere – day or night! I bought another pair of identical teddies – just in case we lost or forgot one somewhere – nevermind the challenge of washing one! This was 5 years ago and to this day my daughter still sleeps with the ‘last teddy standing’ from the triplets and she says ” Mommy, I love teddy cause he makes me braver!” 🙂

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  3. My oldest daughter would really love to adopt a pet. We travel and live internationally so it would just be so difficult to have an animal. We go read to the dogs at the library and pet sit as much as possible to encourage her love of animals. And of course we read MANY animal non fiction books and include animal exploration in our travels (safaris, etc.)

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  4. Lisette Cruz says:

    This is absolutely perfect for my students!

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  5. Laura Van Harmelen says:

    My HSC daughter loves to snuggle with our cat and all stuffed animals as well. We used to have 2 cats and one ran away and never came back and she still talks about this cat from time to time wishing he would come home.

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