When you become a parent you learn a lot about yourself. Through your child you get to know yourself better. In my case, becoming the parent of a beautifully highly sensitive child (HSC) taught me that I am a highly sensitive person. And it quite possibly taught you the same thing too. And that revelation has probably had a huge impact.
Head over to The Good Men Project to read 5 Things I Learned from My Highly Sensitive Son. Continue reading
My sons’ primary school teacher is retiring right around now. She’s been teaching for more years than she can remember and she has certainly earned her teaching stripes. It’s time to pass the baton on to a new teacher.
My eight year old told me he hopes her replacement is a male teacher. He is in group five and is yet to have a male teacher.
Role models for boys in the classroom are so important. So very important.
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 man? Start early. Let boys be individuals that grow into unique men, loved for who they are and not what society thinks they should be.
The fact is that There is No Right Way to Be a Man. And that’s the message I am raising my sons with.
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.
Head on over to Why Journaling is Good for Your Mind and Body for the low down on the benefits of journaling.
“Journaling is the art of transferring words from your head onto paper. That’s what journaling is in a nutshell. The benefits of journaling need a little more explanation. Here’s why journaling is good for your mind and your body too.”
The Good Men Project
Fill a Page to Empty a HSC Mind
The Power of Journaling
10 Calming Gift Ideas for a Highly Sensitive Child
The Power of A Kid’s Journal
6 Easy Ways to Empty Your Own Bucket
The Happy Sensitive Kids Ultimate Gift Guide
Mother’s Day Journal Gift Ideas
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 that question multiple times. My answer to that particular question is over on The Good Men Project: I love being a boy mama.
Over to You: If you are in the same boat how do you feel about parenting exclusively boys or girls? Do you feel like you are missing out?
Everyone needs boundaries. We all need to protect our boundaries. When you are highly sensitive this is even more important to prevent overwhelm or much worse. As highly sensitives we are prone to looking out more for other people than for ourselves. And our boundaries are quickly violated. Continue reading
As the end of the year draws near it’s time to slow down, time to reflect on the last twelve months, and best of all to take time out with the family and recharge. I for one will be spending lots of time over the next week or so emptying my bucket! I hope you plan to do the same.
From my home to yours, I wish you all a peaceful, fun and love filled Christmas break for those of you celebrating.