Highly Sensitive Child
Many parents don’t want to label their children. This comes from a place of love, and a desire to bear witness to the unique human being your child is. However, it can be helpful to understand your child’s basic temperament, especially if you have a child with high sensitivity, because the way you intervene with these children can make a huge difference for their ability to cope. Responding with anger, frustration, harsh tones, withdrawal of attention and even a little bit of emotional tension can lead to the development of anxiety in highly sensitive children, who tend to be extremely sensitive to disruptions in the parent-child connection.
The wise therapists on our team can help you cultivate compassionate awareness of your reactions to your highly sensitive child. With this greater awareness comes choice, and with choice comes freedom from your automatic reactions.
It is possible to shift the way you react to your children when you are frustrated with them. And the time and energy you put into these shifts in the way you respond to your children can help set them up on a path of lifelong mental health and wellness!
RECOMMENDED VIDEO BY JACLYN LONG:
“Three Hindrances to Effective Limit Setting” – Jaclyn Long
RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR PARENTS OF HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILDREN:
Understanding the Highly Sensitive Child – James Williams
Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child – James Williams & Lucy Skye
The Highly Sensitive Child – Elaine Aaron
The Strong, Sensitive Boy – Ted Zeff
Listen – Patty Wipfler & Tosha Schore
CLICK HERE to read about a helpful way to introduce the idea of therapy to your child.