Tag Archives: Dealing with New Environments

How it Feels When an Orchid Child Starts to Flourish

Orchids are beautiful striking flowers that need particular care and attention. They are not always easy to care for, but the payback when they have the right conditions to grow in is delightful. And so it is too for our … Continue reading

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How to Manage the Transition to Secondary School

The time comes when a child leaves the primary education system and heads off into the world of secondary education. For any child this is a huge step, but for a highly sensitive child (HSC) the transition can be terrifying. … Continue reading

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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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