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.

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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Highly Sensitive People and Travel

Traveling is exciting, but it can also be incredibly overwhelming if you are a highly sensitive person (HSP). If you are highly sensitive you already know why. If you are not highly sensitive then seeing a travel experience through a … Continue reading

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Long Hat is A Hero: Book Review

The ‘Long Hat is a Hero’ book has been reviewed by Nicola over at Simply Homemade. I’m so delighted to read such a lovely review of a book that is incredibly special to me. “I must admit, I love this … Continue reading

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Highly Sensitive Children and After School Activities

Many highly sensitive children don’t meet society’s expectations when it comes to activities outside of school, particularly boys. Many aren’t keen to jump in on the football field or show off their talents on the stage. Many prefer solo sports over team … Continue reading

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