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!

Blessings!

Ruth

MY BLOG POSTS

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

BOOKS

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

http://www.hsperson.com/index.html  – Elaine Ar0n has a great website with lots of informed information and resource links.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/SPD-Connect/102002179868870?fref=ts – 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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