Helping a Highly Sensitive Child with Their Fear of Failure

Perfectionism and highly sensitive often goes hand in hand. And there’s a third element that wangles its way into that relationship, like it or not: a fear of failure.

Helping a Highly Sensitive Child with Their Fear of Failure

My post Helping a Highly Sensitive Child with Their Fear of Failure, published over on The Good Men Project, outlines how to help your highly sensitive child (HSC) when their fear of failure takes over.

Parents shouldn’t underestimate just how debilitating this fear can be.

The fear of failure stops a child from even starting.”

The Good Men Project

HSK Community Book Tips:

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg

beautiful oops

Where to buy a copy:

Amazon US here
Amazon UK here

My Book of Beautiful Oops

my book of beautiful oops

Where to buy a copy:

Amazon US here
Amazon UK here

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett

the girl who never made mistakes

Where to buy a copy:

Amazon US here
Amazon UK here

Over to You: Share your tips for helping overcome your child’s fear of failure! What has worked for your HSC? Are there resources that have helped?

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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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3 Responses to Helping a Highly Sensitive Child with Their Fear of Failure

  1. Pingback: 21 More Ways to Recognise a Highly Sensitive Child | Happy Sensitive Kids

  2. I used to set my son challenges to fail at something ‘safe’ – the only failures being to not try or to not fail!!

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