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21 More Ways to Recognise a Highly Sensitive Child

So you’ve heard of the term highly sensitive, but you are not wholly sure if your child really is a highly sensitive child (HSC). Whilst there is no definitive ‘one checklist fits all’ there are many traits and characteristics of … Continue reading

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Helping a Highly Sensitive Child with Their Fear of Failure

Perfectionism and highly sensitive often goes hand in hand. And there’s a third element that wangles its way into that relationship, like it or not: a fear of failure. My post Helping a Highly Sensitive Child with Their Fear of … Continue reading

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Help Is On Its Way – A Book Review

I have no idea where I read about Jenna Forrest’s painfully honest book about being a highly sensitive child, but I’m glad I bought it. It’s a fascinating and insightful read into the mind of a highly sensitive child. “‘I … Continue reading

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Is the Social-Emotional Development of Your Highly Sensitive Child Being Misread?

Have you ever been told that your highly sensitive child (HSC) is lagging behind in their social-emotional development? You certainly wouldn’t be the first parent of a HSC to hear this. But what if we look at social situations or emotional … Continue reading

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Highly Sensitive Children and Overnight Stays Away from Home

Highly sensitive children like safe, known and trusted places and people. They are often comfortable being in the company of a few and are homebodies. So what happens when they stay a night somewhere without their parents or guardians? Well 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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What is Highly Sensitive Anyway?

Let’s go back to basics. What is highly sensitive? The basic premise in the words of Dr Elaine Aron, is this: “Highly sensitive individuals are those born with a tendency to notice more in their environment and deeply reflect on … Continue reading

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