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.

Some Days More Mother Than Others

It’s already the middle of January and this is the first post of 2018 – apologies for the serious slacking on my part. It’s been that way for a few months now and there’s a good reason: I’m a mother. … Continue reading

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Top 3 Posts of 2017 on Happy Sensitive Kids

Just like last year here’s a round up of the top read posts of the year. With no further ado the third most read post this year is this one: How Do You Know When It’s Time to Change Schools? At number … Continue reading

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The Happy Sensitive Kids Ultimate Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! It’s a great time to buy gifts for the highly sensitives in our lives that actually help them. The ultimate Happy Sensitive Kids’ gift guide is divided up into sections to help you narrow down … Continue reading

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25 Things to Share With Your Highly Sensitive Child’s Teacher

A common question asked in the Happy Sensitive Kids community is exactly what to share with a teacher about a highly sensitive child. Parents are worried about slapping labels on their child’s heads, or being THAT parent. At the end … Continue reading

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4 Survival Tips for the Highly Sensitive Person

Here are 4 great survival tips for the highly sensitive person, written and sponsored by The Sleep Advisor. Some people could knock an old lady down in the street and not give it a second thought. Others float through life … Continue reading

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Born Sensitive 

One issue parents of highly sensitive children often face is the family member or friend who insists that we have made our children sensitive or “fussy”. Such accusations (because let’s face it these kind of things are never said in … Continue reading

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Highly Sensitives Hate Change. Right?

Highly sensitive children like structure and find comfort in the familiar. They operate best when they are in an environment they know and with people they are accustomed to being with. So what happens when you pull them out of … Continue reading

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