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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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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Book Review: Angel Violet’s Magic Wings

Angel Violet’s Magic Wings (UK link here) is written by Bonnie Snyder and illustrated by Alissa Shouts with highly sensitive children in mind. It is aimed at 4 – 8 year olds. I was asked to take a look at … Continue reading

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