Tag Archives: Emotions

Why Movies and Television Shows Affect a Highly Sensitive Child

Finding appropriate movies or TV shows to let a highly sensitive child (HSC) watch is a common problem for parents of HSCs. Often a HSC will find a movie too frightening or emotional to be able to enjoy it, resulting … Continue reading

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Helping a Highly Sensitive Child Understand Their Emotions

As the parent of a highly sensitive child you are likely used to regular meltdowns and bursts of frustration from your child. You are also likely used to hearing “I don’t know” when you ask what is wrong. Helping a … Continue reading

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How Emotionally Honest Should You Be With a Highly Sensitive Child?

How do you feel when someone tells you they are fine but you see signs they have been crying? What message do you take away watching someone say they are happy with a decision whilst their facial expressions tell you something different? It’s … Continue reading

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How to Help A Teacher Help Your Highly Sensitive Child 

I spent 90 minutes in my youngest son’s class helping a group of seven children make paper lanterns to use for a neighborhood walk after their Christmas dinner. I already had a lot of respect for teachers. I really did. Now, … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help You Help Your Highly Sensitive Child

When you are parenting a highly sensitive child (HSC) you may need to do things a little differently. No child comes with a fool proof instruction manual but for a HSC you may find you can throw away all the advice in … Continue reading

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6 Signs Your Highly Sensitive Child is Overwhelmed (aka Their Bucket is Full)

Highly sensitive children (HSC) process the world around them intensely so they are often more quickly overwhelmed than other children. Here are six ways you can recognise that your HSC has reached their limit, or in other words when their bucket … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Help A Highly Sensitive Child With Their Emotions

Twenty percent of children are highly sensitive (HSCs). These children are emotionally tuned into the world around them and have a highly reactive nervous system, which struggles to filter out unnecessary sensory input. They experience their environments intensely and are … Continue reading

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Dear Teacher, Sometimes You Need to Believe Without Seeing

“What if I come and have lunch with you at home one day? Then I can see the meltdown for myself,” suggested my son’s teacher at the height of the school troubles. The thing is she just didn’t get it. … Continue reading

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How to Help a Child With Their Fear of Failure

Highly sensitive children (HSCs) are often perfectionists. During school parent’s evenings over the years I have heard the words ‘perfectionism’ and ‘fear of failure’ about all three of my sons. So it is something that I am busy trying to … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Why a Gentle Approach to Discipline Works Best with a Highly Sensitive Child

“Open your mouth so I can clean your teeth properly,” I say to my son. “I AM!” my four year old shouts back at me. It’s the tail end of a discussion we seem to have most mornings when I … Continue reading

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