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It’s Not Always Easy Being the Parent of a Highly Sensitive Child

Being the parent of a highly sensitive child (HSC) can be exhausting. You have to be one step ahead, constantly thinking about events coming up, planning days so as to avoid sensory overload for your child, learning what to say … Continue reading

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Parenting Highly Sensitive Children: 10 Cold Hard Facts

Parenting a highly sensitive child is easy. Said no parent ever. The truth is that raising a highly sensitive child (HSC) can be a challenging journey and parents stumble upon issues that parents of non-highly sensitives do not face. Like these ten … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Parenting 

My eldest turned 10 this week and it dawned on me that I have now been parenting for a decade….. You’d think it would get easier right? Wrong.

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7 New Year’s (or anytime) Resolutions for Parents of Highly Sensitive Children 

It’s that time of year again folks – resolutions time! So whilst you are busy anyway here are some tips that could help you parent your highly sensitive child this year. 1. Accept Your Highly Sensitive Child As They Are

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How Much Should You Expect a Highly Sensitive Child to Change to Fit in a Non-Sensitive World?

Many highly sensitive children struggle with too much stimuli at once. How far should we as parents go to help them reduce the stimuli they have to process? In Elaine Aron’s words highly sensitive people are: “….more easily overwhelmed by … Continue reading

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5 Ways Living Abroad Impacts Parenting a Highly Sensitive Child 

Parenting abroad adds a whole new dimension to parenting a highly sensitive child (HSC). I know I’m certainly not the only one parenting in a country they were not born in (there are at least 26 of us who have … 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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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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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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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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