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.

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

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Living With Depression

Living with depression isn’t something anyone asks for. Living with depression means you that the best thought out plans go to pot. It’s living day by day. And as a highly sensitive person supporting someone with depression it probably means taking on more than you can handle.

Living With Depression

Depression Doesn’t Like Being Ignored

It’s possible to ignore depression for a while. You can unconsciously master the art of pretending it isn’t there.

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8 Ways to Survive the Holiday Season When You’re Highly Sensitive

December is for many a busy month full of preparations and commitments. Though the holiday season is full of fun and family, it can also be incredibly overwhelming, especially if you are a highly sensitive person.

How can you get through the holiday season unscathed with your sanity intact? Here are eight tips.

8 Ways to Survive the Holiday Season When You're Highly Sensitive

1. Think About Buckets

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21 Essential Resources for Highly Sensitives

That light bulb moment when you realise you are or your child is (or both) highly sensitive is just the first step on the journey to understanding yourself or your child. Once you know that highly sensitive characteristics are at play the real searching for answers begins. Here are 21 essential resources to help you on that journey.

21 Essential Resources for Highly Sensitives

 

Books

1. The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron

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How to Recognise the Symptoms of Depression and Where to Get Help

Depression impacts the lives of millions of people around the world. It is not just those suffering from depression that live with it, but family and friends too. Recognising depression and seeking professional help is the first step to being able to cohabit with depression.

How to Recognise the Symptoms of Depression and Where to Get Help

What causes Depression?

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5 People You Will Hate as the Parent of a Highly Sensitive Child

Parenting a highly sensitive child (HSC) brings its own set of challenges. There will be people on your side who make life a little easier; there will also be people you meet along this parenting journey that make your blood boil…….

5 People You Will Hate as the Parent of a Highly Sensitive Child

The Judgers and Doubters

Just when you need the support of your family and friends you find yourself being judged.

Those closest to you don’t get highly sensitive AT ALL. They mutter the words mumbo jumbo. Tree hugging is mentioned in the same sentence as highly sensitive.

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The Highly Sensitive Child Test: The Earlier the Better

Do teachers tell you there’s something about your child’s behaviour they can’t quite put their finger on? Has there been a suggestion to get your child tested for autism, or ADD or ADHD but that path doesn’t quite feel right to you?  It could well be that your child is highly sensitive – and the good news is that there is an online test to help you.

The Highly Sensitive Child Test: The Earlier the Better

What is Highly Sensitive?

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Warning: Parenting Can Seriously Damage Your Marriage

When you become a parent it’s no secret that life changes. However, your marriage does too. But with forewarning and hard work you can keep your marriage happy and healthy.

Warning: Parenting Can Seriously Damage Your MarriageTwo Becomes Three

Becoming a parent is an amazing life event. But it’s also tough.

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5 Survival Tips for the Highly Sensitive Parent

Parenting is a tough but rewarding job. If you are highly sensitive then it makes sense to take extra care to look after yourself so you don’t end up frazzled and incapable of giving your children what they need. Here are five fundamental survival tips for highly sensitive parents.

5 Survival Tips for the Highly Sensitive Parent

1. Sleep

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5 Ways A Teacher Can Make or Break School for a Highly Sensitive Child

School is, and will probably always remain, a source of discussion and worry for parents of highly sensitive children (HSC). School is overwhelming for most HSCs and presents HSCs and their parents with a host of problems to deal with. A teacher can truly make or break school life for a HSC. Here’s how.

5 Ways A Teacher Can Make or Break School for a Highly Sensitive Child

1. The Willingness to Keep Communication Lines Short and Open

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