Tag Archives: Dealing with New Environments

Village or Town – Which is Best for a Highly Sensitive Child?

A rural village or a busy town? Does it matter where a highly sensitive child (HSC) grows up? It’s important to consider the role their living environment plays in daily life. It was a question posed in the Happy Sensitive … Continue reading

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Starting School with Baby Steps

My youngest son will soon turn four. In the Netherlands this means he can start at primary school. He currently attends a peuterspeelzaal for two mornings a week. He’s well aware that he’ll soon be going to school every day … Continue reading

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How I Learned My Son is a Highly Sensitive Child

Six years ago I discovered my eldest son is a highly sensitive child (HSC) and in the years since our family has been on journey of discovery. After a traumatic entry to the world my first-born cried a lot, every evening for hours … 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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7 Tips to Help A Highly Sensitive Child Flourish in School

If I’d known then what I know now my eldest son’s start in school would have been wildly different. I’m the mother of a highly sensitive child (HSC) and as he grows so does my understanding of what he needs to … Continue reading

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