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A Message For Our Highly Sensitive Boys

Highly sensitive boys don’t match up to male stereotypes. Society’s expectations are causing our boys serious mental health problems. And it needs to stop. What if we teach our sons instead that there is no right way to be a … Continue reading

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Why Journaling is So Good for You

It’s no secret I am a journaling advocate. Search through Happy Sensitive Kids and you’ll find more articles about the power of journaling. It’s not just a good tool for adults, but a fantastic bucket emptying tool for children too. … Continue reading

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I’m a Boy Mama – And That’s More Than Fine

If you are the parent of sons exclusively or parenting solely daughters then you have probably been asked if you will be trying again for a daughter/son. I am the mother of three sons and I have certainly been asked … Continue reading

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Presence Not Presents: Connecting as a Family in December

December is hectic. But it can also be about connecting as a family. The festive period can also be a time to create focus and plenty of bucket emptying moments! Head over to The Good Men Project to read my … Continue reading

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Is My Son Highly Sensitive?

Fifteen to twenty percent of the population is highly sensitive. It’s not an illness or disorder. As many boys as girls are highly sensitive. As many men as women are highly sensitive.

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Round Hole, Square Peg: The impact of society’s expectations on highly sensitive boys

Most highly sensitive boys find themselves feeling like a square peg in a round hole at some point in their lives. Discuss. That’s the premise of a post (“Round Hole, Square Peg: The impact of society’s expectations on highly sensitive … Continue reading

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Top 3 Posts of 2017 on Happy Sensitive Kids

Just like last year here’s a round up of the top read posts of the year. With no further ado the third most read post this year is this one: How Do You Know When It’s Time to Change Schools? At number … Continue reading

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Raising Children to See the World Beyond Our Doorstep 

It can be a challenge parenting a highly sensitive child (HSC), but many elements of raising HSCs are definitely worth celebrating. Our HSCs notice the details and see the world around them; I mean really see the world around them. They … Continue reading

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Dear Society, Please Let Our Sensitive Boys Become Sensitive Men

I think that being a highly sensitive male is tougher than being a highly sensitive female. I may be biased as I am raising three boys but it seems to me that many traits we associate with being highly sensitive don’t go hand … Continue reading

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December is a Time of Giving

However you look at it, whatever holiday you do or don’t celebrate, December tends to be a hectic month. As the year comes to an end it’s a natural time to pause and think about how the year has gone. … Continue reading

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