Author Archives: Amanda van Mulligen

About Amanda van Mulligen

Mother, writer, author, blogger. Born British, Living Dutch. I have three Dutch sons and a Dutch husband and I blog about Turning Dutch and raising highly sensitive children.

How to Manage the Transition to Secondary School

The time comes when a child leaves the primary education system and heads off into the world of secondary education. For any child this is a huge step, but for a highly sensitive child (HSC) the transition can be terrifying. … Continue reading

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Make Happiness a Theme of Your Life: 15 Happiness Resources

This month on the blog has been focused on Happiness Happens month. As the month draws to an end I want to share 15 happiness resources with you. All 15 resources will inspire you to make happiness a theme of … Continue reading

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Being Highly Sensitive IS Normal´╗┐

Ever told someone that your child is highly sensitive only to be met with a blank stare? Or worse still, to be given a sceptical ‘yeah right’ look? In an era of social media when strangers think it is acceptable … Continue reading

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Make a Happy List and Grow It!

This month is Happiness Happens month. It’s a great time to think about what makes you happy. It’s a great month to make a happy list to carry with you through the autumn and winter months ahead. Make a happy … Continue reading

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How to Find Happiness in the Workplace If You Are a Highly Sensitive Person

Are you a highly sensitive person (HSP) struggling with your career? You are not alone. It’s no secret that HSPs are prone to burnout, and for many that stems from work related reasons. However, all is not lost as there … Continue reading

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9 Things That Makes a Highly Sensitive Person Happy

This month is Happiness Happens month. And that’s worth smiling about. Happiness is a wonderful theme to focus on. So that’s what we’re going to do on Happy Sensitive Kids throughout August. Happiness. What does it mean? When are you … Continue reading

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Highly Sensitive Parents/Children Master Class

I am delighted to share a very special Master Class: Highly Sensitive Parents/Children with you, hosted by Susan Stiffelman with Dr. Elaine Aron, eminent psychologist, researcher, and author of The Highly Sensitive Person and The Highly Sensitive Child, and Alane … Continue reading

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