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.

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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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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