Author Archives: Amanda van Mulligen

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.

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). My … Continue reading

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Three Steps to Help You Parent Better as a Highly Sensitive Person

If you are a highly sensitive person parenting a highly sensitive child (HSC) then some days you find that your role is harder than others. You are not alone. Parenting is a tough role but doing it whilst trying to keep your … Continue reading

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Book Review: You’ll Always Be Enough

Does your highly sensitive child wish they weren’t highly sensitive? Then ‘You’ll Always Be Enough’ by Laura Kuehl is a book worth having on your family bookshelf. It’s a struggle many of us parents of highly sensitive children (HSCs) have … Continue reading

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It’s Not Always Easy Being the Parent of a Highly Sensitive Child

Being the parent of a highly sensitive child (HSC) can be exhausting. You have to be one step ahead, constantly thinking about events coming up, planning days so as to avoid sensory overload for your child, learning what to say … Continue reading

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How to Help a Highly Sensitive Child Sleep

A child’s bedtime is for many parents a highlight. That moment when your child falls exhausted into bed and drifts off peacefully to dream land within minutes, giving you a few hours well earned rest before you follow suit. Except … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Journal Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and a mother son or mother daughter journal is a great gift idea, particularly for the highly sensitives out there who benefit from sharing using the written word. One of my favourite journal creators has … Continue reading

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Aiden Finds a Way: Book Review 

Sometimes children just need a little time to warm up to a new environment and adjust to the hustle and bustle of a place. That’s what Aiden Finds a Way is about, another beautiful My Quiet Adventures story book that … Continue reading

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