Author Archives: Amanda van Mulligen

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.

How To Find Balance As A Highly Sensitive Extrovert

Are you a highly sensitive extrovert? Although it’s more common to be an introverted highly sensitive person (HSP), you are certainly not alone. I’m delighted to introduce you to Alison (The Little Blog Of Positivity), who’s guest blogging today to … Continue reading

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How it Feels When an Orchid Child Starts to Flourish

Orchids are beautiful striking flowers that need particular care and attention. They are not always easy to care for, but the payback when they have the right conditions to grow in is delightful. And so it is too for our … Continue reading

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How to Manage the Transition to Secondary School

The time comes when a child leaves the primary education system and heads off into the world of secondary education. For any child this is a huge step, but for a highly sensitive child (HSC) the transition can be terrifying. … Continue reading

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Make Happiness a Theme of Your Life: 15 Happiness Resources

This month on the blog has been focused on Happiness Happens month. As the month draws to an end I want to share 15 happiness resources with you. All 15 resources will inspire you to make happiness a theme of … Continue reading

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Being Highly Sensitive IS Normal´╗┐

Ever told someone that your child is highly sensitive only to be met with a blank stare? Or worse still, to be given a sceptical ‘yeah right’ look? In an era of social media when strangers think it is acceptable … Continue reading

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Make a Happy List and Grow It!

This month is Happiness Happens month. It’s a great time to think about what makes you happy. It’s a great month to make a happy list to carry with you through the autumn and winter months ahead. Make a happy … Continue reading

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How to Find Happiness in the Workplace If You Are a Highly Sensitive Person

Are you a highly sensitive person (HSP) struggling with your career? You are not alone. It’s no secret that HSPs are prone to burnout, and for many that stems from work related reasons. However, all is not lost as there … Continue reading

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