The Highly Sensitive Child

Our sunshine has always been sensitive 🙂

I could write a very long list of things, events, situations, sensations that make her world very colourful.

For the first 7 years of her life, I wondered and marveled at this special girl God had given me, but I struggled as well to understand and cope with her reactions to the world around her.

When I was guided in the direction of the Highly Sensitive Child, I found not a box to put her in, but tools to empower our parenting of her and courage to love and nurture her even more!

Curly Sue on the other hand is a Sensory Seeker, the complete opposite to her sister!

I feel as if I have so much more to learn about both of their needs and that excites me!

I hope to update this page as often as I can with websites, books and any other resources I have come across and USE, in the hope they can help you too!




Imperfect Days Poem

To every mum who has felt like screaming

To my special girl

I choose to be consciously competent

Back to the future I mean past

Living with a sensory sensitive child

Empathy – a journey of understanding

Spring has sprung

Side by side on my piano keyboard

Chalk and cheese


The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children  – Stanley L. Greenspan & Jacqueline Salmon

This book covers other challenging behaviors as well as the Highly Sensitive Child, such as the Defiant child. I didn’t get to read it all before it had to be returned, but Stanley Greenspan (RIP) was a very big voice for such things and what I read was empowering.

WEBSITES  – Elaine Ar0n has a great website with lots of informed information and resource links. – Sensory Processing Disorder Facebook community. This page is GREAT! There is a very active, supportive community with a lot of activity. People post questions or challenges they are facing with their Highly Sensitive kids and the feedback is usually awesome! 🙂 Nice to feel like you aren’t the only ones struggling with itchy tags sometimes 🙂

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