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

Labels on our children feel uncomfortable. It feels like we are allowing our children to be saddled with a label that will be hard to get rid of in the future. There is another way: share your child’s instruction manual … 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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How to Get the Best Out of Your Vacation with a Highly Sensitive Child

The summer holidays are beckoning and for many of us that means packing up our suitcases and heading off for a well deserved getaway. If you are the parent of a highly sensitive child (HSC) you may well find the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Pixie’s New Home” for Children Moving House

In the Happy Sensitive Kid community someone recently asked if anyone could recommend a book to help children process the idea of moving home. And then Pixie’s New Home fell into my lap. Coincidence? I think not! 🙂 Pixie’s New Home (US link) … Continue reading

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