Tag Archives: Dealing with Change

Highly Sensitives Hate Change. Right?

Highly sensitive children like structure and find comfort in the familiar. They operate best when they are in an environment they know and with people they are accustomed to being with. So what happens when you pull them out of … Continue reading

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Helping a Highly Sensitive Child Start School, One Little Step at a Time

Starting school is a huge step for a highly sensitive child. It’s a new environment, often busy, filled with new people. There is separation anxiety to tackle. There is change to process. There is a huge transition to master. It’s … Continue reading

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When it Comes to Our Children Forget Labels, Think Instruction Manuals

A mother of a highly sensitive child (HSC) who had just started primary school told of how her child was struggling in the classroom, resulting in tantrums and tears at home. The teacher was being less than understanding about her … Continue reading

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Where Should a Highly Sensitive Child Sit in a Classroom?

The start of a new school year generally means new seating arrangements in the classroom and for a highly sensitive child (and their parents!) it can be an additional source of stress. For most children it matters where they sit in school … Continue reading

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Sending a Highly Sensitive Child off to School for the First Time

As we face ‘back to school’ here in the Netherlands I am reminded how lucky I am that my two eldest children return to school in pretty much the same state they left it last July. They will both have the … Continue reading

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Dealing with New Situations and Places When You’re Highly Sensitive

Ideas for blog posts often come from unexpected and surprising sources, and this one is no exception. Last week I took my two eldest sons to their first Dutch football match. It was also my first time at our local eredivise … Continue reading

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What I Realised About My Career Once I Knew I Was Highly Sensitive 

Up until 2009 I had never heard of the term highly sensitive. I had heard of the term introvert and shy though. I also knew that I hated my job even though I had headed down that career path voluntary … Continue reading

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