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.

Sensory Processing Disorder or Highly Sensitive?

A common question in the Happy Sensitive Kids community is whether a child is highly sensitive or whether there is a sensory processing disorder. The two are not the same – but there is lots of confusion about the differences. … Continue reading

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Encourage a Child to Explore The World and Reduce Their Overwhelm

Highly sensitive children are not only very aware of their environment, but also often overwhelmed by it. This guest post features an activity that is a fun way to help your child make sense of the world around them and … Continue reading

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HSK Update: Moving House & Guest Posts

It’s been quieter than usual on the Happy Sensitive Kids blog during the last few weeks and it will continue to be so for a couple of months. In just less than a month we get the keys to our … Continue reading

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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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