Category Archives: HS Tools

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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6 Easy Ways to Empty Your Own Bucket

Parenting is hard. Parenting a highly sensitive child can be exhausting. Parenting when you are a highly sensitive person is draining. And it generally feels uncomfortable for many mothers to look after themselves, to even entertain the idea of self … Continue reading

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How Do You Make the World a Little Quieter for a Highly Sensitive Child?

If you are raising a highly sensitive child (HSC) then noise is probably a hot topic in your home. One of the primary challenges is keeping sensory stimulation at a manageable level, and noise is a huge component of this for … Continue reading

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18 Great Books for Highly Sensitive Children

  The giving season is approaching fast and as far as I’m concerned books always make for great gifts to give and receive. Here are some of my and the Happy Sensitive Kids’ Community reading favourites. Long Hat is a Hero … Continue reading

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Help Is On Its Way – A Book Review

I have no idea where I read about Jenna Forrest’s painfully honest book about being a highly sensitive child, but I’m glad I bought it. It’s a fascinating and insightful read into the mind of a highly sensitive child. “‘I … Continue reading

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Put Your Worries on a Cloud: A Meditation for Children

My youngest son has always been a terrible sleeper. During his four years he has used every excuse in the book to avoid staying in his bed in the evening. There are fears that are genuine. There are problems that are less … Continue reading

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The Power of A Kid’s Journal

Journaling is a fantastic bucket emptier and so a fabulous activity for a highly sensitive child to take up. Getting thoughts, ideas, stories and experiences on paper is a great way to help children calm their minds (and bodies!) AND makes … Continue reading

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