As is often said, parenting is perhaps the most competitive sport. I found this out the hard way with my first baby, who seemed to come into this world with higher needs than my friend’s babies. I joined the usual mom support groups: La Leche League, 'mommy and me' classes, and a new moms group at church. As I looked around, other babies seemed happy and peaceful; mine was irritable, fussy, and not at all pleased to be in the world.... Read More
HSP kids is a category that includes articles on the HSP experience as a child.
Books can offer children a world filled with stories, knowledge, and insight. For sensitive kids, finding the right books to help them champion their trait of high sensitivity can be... Read More
Highly Sensitive Teenagers often have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep. Between all of the physical changes, brain growth, academic challenges, and social-emotional pressures of adolescence, these special kids are dealing with a lot on top of being highly sensitive. In this article, we'll look at best sleep practices for the highly sensitive teen.... Read More
Parenthood is a nonstop, relentless, physically, emotionally, and mentally demanding job, so when Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP) become parents, they can find that their sensitivity can start to feel like a heavy burden. Over the years, nearly all highly sensitive parents that I’ve worked with has admitted to feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and emotionally and physically spent. This might be your story as well.... Read More
The field of early childhood mental health is exciting and holds much hope for those of us blessed with Highly Sensitive Children (whether we know they are sensitive or not). Through my work in this field, I've helped many parents overcome challenging situations and find joy in parenting again by uncovering sensitive behaviors in their children and addressing needs, early on. In this article, I'll share three key secrets from early childhood mental health for Highly Sensitive Parents.... Read More
Many Highly Sensitive Persons who grew up with parents with mismatched attachment styles find that they struggle to make deep and lasting connections as adults. In this article, we'll look at three essentials of Attachment Theory for the Highly Sensitive Person. ... Read More