It has been a labour of love and a long time in the making, but “101 Ways to Help Your Highly Sensitive Child Empty Their Bucket: Calming Tools During Times of Overwhelm” is now a fact. It’s been published. It’s available. It’s live. Ok, you get it.
This pocket sized guide is full of ideas to help you prevent your child’s bucket spilling over. Fifteen to twenty percent of the population is highly sensitive.
Highly sensitive people (HSP) process deeply, intently notice, and absorb their surroundings. A HSP’s nervous system quickly becomes overloaded which turns into a feeling of overwhelm. This manifests itself in many ways for a child – from tears to meltdowns.
It’s like carrying a full bucket around – and this book gives you tips to not only empty that bucket, but to help you help your child prevent their bucket from filling.
Why Have I Written “101 Ways to Help Your Highly Sensitive Child Empty Their Bucket”?
Are you are one of those parents who regularly have to pick your young child off the ground on the school playground, or know what it’s like to hear the slam of a door once your child gets home from school?
Does your highly sensitive child (HSC) clearly become overwhelmed by busy environments and find a day at school overwhelming?
You are not alone. And there is a way you can help your HSC.
What is the Happy Sensitive Kids ‘Bucket Time’ About?
A highly sensitive child processes sensory stimuli deeply and extensively and is therefore easily overwhelmed by busy activities, a day at school or just too much sensory input in general.
Everything a HSC experiences go into their imaginary bucket. The younger a child is, the more goes into their bucket as they are unable to determine what needs to be filtered out.
Too much stimulation and their bucket overflows. We can learn to recognise the signs of an overflowing bucket: 6 Signs Your Highly Sensitive Child is Overwhelmed (aka Their Bucket is Full).
And we can learn to help our HSCs manage their buckets better.
Purposely setting aside regular bucket time gives your HSC the time and space they need to empty out their full bucket. Better still, with careful planning, you can avoid your HSC’s bucket filling in the first place.
There’s an activity to help you with your HSC’s bucket here on the HSK blog: A Bucket Activity for Highly Sensitive Children (with free printable).
The key is learning what empties your child’s bucket.
In short, I created “101 Ideas to Help Your Highly Sensitive Child Empty Their Bucket: Calming Tools During Times of Overwhelm” in response to parents like you who asked for bucket emptying ideas.
A common question asked in the HSK community is “What activities are bucket emptiers?”
It’s important to know that each child is different and will react differently to activities. What fills one child’s bucket up will empty another’s. You know your child, and are therefore best placed to learn what fills and empties your HSC’s bucket.
How This Book Will Help You
Simply put, “101 Ways to Help Your Highly Sensitive Child Empty Their Bucket” hands you 101 bucket emptying ideas.
It has been written with HSCs in mind, with an introduction to the concept of highly sensitive. It’s help you with the why, the what and the how of supporting a highly sensitive child who finds the world around them overwhelming.
It’s a book parents can dip into, divided into easy to navigate sections, to find the right activity for each child.
A quick read with valuable suggestions & tips for children who are highly sensitive. But even for children who are not highly sensitive, the information provided are very useful for parents, grandparents, teachers or anyone who works with children. I highly recommend this e-Book.
It’s a fun way to engage your child and encourage them to take a few moments to get their bucket ready for the rest of the day.
Where To Get a Copy of “101 Ideas to Help Your Highly Sensitive Child Empty Their Bucket: Calming Tools During Times of Overwhelm”
“101 Ways to Help Your Highly Sensitive Child Empty Their Bucket” is currently only available as an e-book. You can grab a copy from Amazon stores worldwide for the special intro price of only $2.99, as well as take a peek inside.