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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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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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21 Ways to Recognise a Highly Sensitive Child

How do you know if your child is highly sensitive? There’s no definitive checklist or sign that will give you absolute confirmation but there are traits and behaviours that many parents of highly sensitive children identify with. If you recognise … Continue reading

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Highly Sensitive: Avoiding the Crowds

For as long as I can remember I have preferred to avoid the crowds. Until I realised I am a highly sensitive person I never really knew why, or even thought about why for that matter. As a teenager, my … Continue reading

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23 Things Highly Sensitive Is Not

I was one of the many people who read this article with a mixture of feelings. I am thankful that the mainstream media is picking up highly sensitive and running with it to spread the word, but I get a … Continue reading

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