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The 4 Difficulties of Raising Highly Gifted Children

Raising highly gifted children brings its own set of challenges. Being gifted is not just about being smart and quick to pick things up – it’s an intellectual, behavioural and emotional package.

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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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8 Tips for Moving House with a Highly Sensitive Child

Moving house is a big step for all children – and parents too – but for a highly sensitive child (HSC) the wrench away from the familiar and trusted environment to a new unknown place can hit particularly hard. We … Continue reading

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25 Things to Share With Your Highly Sensitive Child’s Teacher

As the parent of a highly sensitive child (HSC) what should you share with their teacher? Parents are worried about slapping labels on their child’s heads, or being THAT parent. At the end of the day you have to be … Continue reading

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Sensory Processing Disorder or Highly Sensitive?

A common question in the Happy Sensitive Kids community is whether a child is highly sensitive or whether there is a sensory processing disorder. The two are not the same – but there is lots of confusion about the differences. … Continue reading

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Highly Sensitive Children are Masters at Magnifying the Negatives 

Has your highly sensitive child (HSC) ever uttered “This is the worst day of my life – EVER!”? And it seems like they actually make that statement regularly? Your child is not the only one. When things feel bad for … Continue reading

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How to Help a Highly Sensitive Child After School

Parents of highly sensitive children are no strangers to after school meltdowns. It’s common amongst highly sensitive children (HSC). Are you are one of those parents who regularly have to pick your young child off the ground on the school … Continue reading

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