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.

7 Problems Highly Sensitive People Face

If you are a highly sensitive person (HSP) life probably looks a little different though your eyes than it does through the eyes of the non-highly sensitive people in your life. Up to 20% of the world population is a … Continue reading

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7 Ways Dr Elaine Aron Helps You Parent Your Highly Sensitive Child

Elaine Aron is a groundbreaker when it comes to the topic of highly sensitive people. She’s the guru of the highly sensitive trait. Together with her husband she has pioneered research into high sensitivity. Where we are today with understanding … Continue reading

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What Do Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day? Bucket Time!

Highly sensitive mothers feel emotions intensely and deeply, take sleep deprivation even harder than other mothers, and really struggle with the constant noise around them. It makes parenting tough on the best of days. What do highly sensitive mothers really … Continue reading

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Highly Sensitive Children and Clutter

Ever been tempted to ruthlessly tackle your children’s bedroom armed with nothing but bin bags and boxes? Clutter stresses and creates a sense of chaos. Highly sensitive adults are less inclined to be able to ignore items strewn around work … Continue reading

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21 More Ways to Recognise a Highly Sensitive Child

So you’ve heard of the term highly sensitive, but you are not wholly sure if your child really is a highly sensitive child (HSC). Whilst there is no definitive ‘one checklist fits all’ there are many traits and characteristics of … Continue reading

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Why Highly Sensitive People Dislike Clutter (and How to Get Rid of It)

Busy space, busy head. That is in short why highly sensitive people like a decluttered space. Busy environments mean lots of things for a highly sensitive person to process. That leads to overstimulation. Overstimulation means stress. The Effect of Clutter … Continue reading

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Why Pets Are Great for Highly Sensitive Kids

An affinity to nature and animals is a trademark of many highly sensitive people, and that applies to kids too. A pet can provide tremendous benefits for a highly sensitive child (HSC).   When we moved house in 2017 one … Continue reading

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