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A Message For Our Highly Sensitive Boys

Highly sensitive boys don’t match up to male stereotypes. Society’s expectations are causing our boys serious mental health problems. And it needs to stop. What if we teach our sons instead that there is no right way to be a … Continue reading

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Be the Master of Your Own Boundaries: For The Sake of Your Health

Everyone needs boundaries. We all need to protect our boundaries. When you are highly sensitive this is even more important to prevent overwhelm or much worse. As highly sensitives we are prone to looking out more for other people than … Continue reading

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Raising Children to See the World Beyond Our Doorstep 

It can be a challenge parenting a highly sensitive child (HSC), but many elements of raising HSCs are definitely worth celebrating. Our HSCs notice the details and see the world around them; I mean really see the world around them. They … Continue reading

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Dear Society, Please Let Our Sensitive Boys Become Sensitive Men

I think that being a highly sensitive male is tougher than being a highly sensitive female. I may be biased as I am raising three boys but it seems to me that many traits we associate with being highly sensitive don’t go hand … Continue reading

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You Will Come Out the Other Side

When my youngest son was born my eldest had been in school for just a few months and he was struggling. I also had a toddler at home. There were sleepless nights, there was physical exhaustion, silent reflux, the realisation … Continue reading

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The Day I Became the Mother my Sons Need Me to Be

I have written before about how life changing it is to discover that your child is highly sensitive – that you can finally put a name to the behaviours and traits you see in your children. That light bulb moment … Continue reading

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Do Highly Sensitive Parents Have More Reliable Parenting Instincts?

I don’t have the answer to that question, but it is something I pondered whilst writing a debate article for Brain, Child Magazine on the topic. I argue that you should listen to your gut feelings when it comes to … Continue reading

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The Good Men Project: Raising Men Who Are Not Afraid of Their Emotions

I have three sons so The Good Men Project was bound to catch my eye sooner or later. It’s a website for men and about men. The point of the conversation over there is this, “The Good Men Project is … Continue reading

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The Consultatiebureau – Helping When it Matters

Four years ago I needed all the help I could get to circumnavigate my way though parenting a highly sensitive child that had just started school. Lucky for me help was on hand in the form of the Dutch youth … Continue reading

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BonBon Break: Helping My Highly Sensitive Children Carry Their Emotions

BonBon Break, the online magazine just for mothers like us, has focused on the theme of filling your bucket this month. “Buckets?” I hear you cry, “but you love buckets Amanda!” Indeed I do, and when I saw the call … Continue reading

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