Category Archives: HS Tools

How to Help a Highly Sensitive Child When They Face a Hurdle

Highly sensitive children (HSC) have a tendency to shut down when they face a hurdle. That hurdle may be something new or a task they are not certain they can do. Instead of thinking ‘how can I get over the … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Get Boys Reading

Books are great bucket emptiers for highly sensitive children. Reading is a powerful way for time in with your children. Books are also a compelling way for a child to get time alone to recharge at the end of a … Continue reading

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Yoga is for Boys Too

Yoga is a great bucket emptier. Not just for adults, but for kids too. And that applies to boys as much as girls. Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive (UK link here), Notes on a Nervous Planet (UK link here) … Continue reading

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The Importance of Routines for Highly Sensitive Children

Having a routine in place helps most children cope more easily with day to day life, but for a highly sensitive child (HSC) it is even more important to have familiar routines in place to help them visualise what is … 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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Mindfulness and Your Highly Sensitive Child

“The word mindfulness has become somewhat of a buzzword recently. This is partly because of the rapidly-growing body of research suggesting that practicing mindfulness regularly has physical, as well as psychological benefits,” explains Kate Berger, child and adolescent psychologist. Due … Continue reading

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Helping a Highly Sensitive Child with Their Worries with a Monster Headband

Take the fears and worries of your highly sensitive child (HSC) seriously. They think deeply. They don’t just read about a monster; they picture it in full technicolour and imagine what such a monster could do to them with those teeth … Continue reading

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