The Highly Sensitive Child

Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them

The Highly Sensitive Child

The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. Rooted in Aron’s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from–and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or “fussy,”or classified as “problem children” (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on: • The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child • The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC • How to soothe highly sensitive infants • Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world • Making school and friendships enjoyable With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

A Guide for Parents & Caregivers of ADHD, Indigo and Highly Sensitive Children

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

Ms. Rosenshein provides a hands-on approach for helping you and your highly sensitive child. In Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child you will find solutions that work and are easy to apply to home life, school life and your child’s emotional world. You will also learn: What a highly sensitive child is and how it ties into ADHD The 4 types of sensitive children Tips & Tools for helping your sensitive child make it in a less than sensitive world

The Highly Sensitive Parent

Be Brilliant in Your Role, Even When the World Overwhelms You

The Highly Sensitive Parent

“This book is filled with validating, healing and empowering information about how to navigate one of the most important roles of our lives while being highly sensitive. It changed my life in the most healing and empowering ways.” —Alanis Morissette, artist, activist, teacher Parenting is the most valuable and rewarding job in the world, and also one of the most challenging. This is especially true for highly sensitive people. Highly sensitive parents are unusually attuned to their children. They think deeply about every issue affecting their kids and have strong emotions, both positive and negative, in response. For highly sensitive people, parenting offers unique stresses—but the good news is that sensitivity can also be a parent’s most valuable asset, leading to increased personal joy and a closer, happier relationship with their child. Dr. Elaine Aron, world-renowned author of the classic The Highly Sensitive Person and other bestselling books on the trait of high sensitivity, has written an indispensable guide for these parents. Drawing on extensive research and her own experience, she helps highly sensitive parents identify and address the implications of their heightened sensitivity, offering: • A self-examination test to help parents identify their level of sensitivity • Tools to cope with overstimulation • Advice on dealing with the negative feelings that can surround parenting • Ways to manage the increased social stimulation and interaction that comes with having a child • Techniques to deal with shyness around other parents • Insight into the five big problems that face highly sensitive parents in relationships—and how to work through them Highly sensitive people have the potential to be not just good parents, but great ones. Practical yet warm and positive, this groundbreaking guide will show parents how to build confidence, awareness, and essential coping skills so that they—and their child—can thrive on every stage of the parenting journey.

The Highly Sensitive Parent: How to care for your kids when you care too much

The Highly Sensitive Parent: How to care for your kids when you care too much

From the world-renowned authority and internationally bestselling author of The Highly Sensitive Person, comes an indispensable guide for the significant number of parents who are unusually attuned to their children.

The Empathic Parent's Guide to Raising a Highly Sensitive Child

Parenting Strategies I Learned to Understand and Nurture My Child's Gift

The Empathic Parent's Guide to Raising a Highly Sensitive Child

Have other people called your child 'too sensitive'? Do you have children who cry too easily or have too many particular demands? Have you felt at a loss on how to confront your child who may be too emotional and flies off into tantrums easily? Your child may be a highly sensitive child. High sensitivity is a personality trait that may not be common but exists in 15 to 20 percent of our population. They are ordinary people, but highly sensitive people may just have some particular needs not shared by everyone. Having a highly sensitive child may be challenging for parents and many have searched for resources on how to take care of them. This book is a product of my own experience of taking care of a highly sensitive child. Hopefully, the insights I have gathered from my personal experience with HSC may also help other parents in taking better care of their highly sensitive children. In this book, you will learn: What a highly sensitive child is and what causes such a personality trait Ways on disciplining a highly sensitive child Proper attitude and approaches to adopt when caring for a highly sensitive child Issues that may hound a highly sensitive child in their adulthood Get this book and you will never look at your child in the same way again. You will learn to appreciate the giftedness of your child's sensitivity and even be thankful you had one. May your parenting problems find confidence in this book dedicated to the creativity of highly sensitive children.

The Highly Sensitive Brain

Research, Assessment, and Treatment of Sensory Processing Sensitivity

The Highly Sensitive Brain

The Highly Sensitive Brain is the first handbook to cover the science, measurement, and clinical discussion of sensory processing sensitivity (SPS), a trait associated with enhanced responsivity, awareness, depth-of-processing and attunement to the environment and other individuals. Grounded in theoretical models of high sensitivity, this volume discusses the assessment of SPS in children and adults, as well as its health and social outcomes. This edition also synthesizes up-to-date research on the biological mechanisms associated with high sensitivity, such as its neural and genetic basis. It also discusses clinical issues related to SPS and seemingly-related disorders such as misophonia, a hyper-sensitivity to specific sounds. In addition, to practical assessment of SPS embedded throughout this volume is discussion of the biological basis of SPS, exploring why this trait exists and persists in humans and other species. The Highly Sensitive Brain is a useful handbook and may be of special interest to clinicians, physicians, health-care workers, educators, and researchers. • Presents a neurobiological perspective of sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) • Provides assessment criteria and measurement tools for highly sensitive children and adults • Discusses the health and social outcomes of being highly sensitive in children and adults • Examines clinical issues related to high sensitivity • Offers practical applications and a future vision for integrating high sensitivity in our society

The Highly Intuitive Child

A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children

The Highly Intuitive Child

Provides guidance for raising intuitive children, including techniques to prevent sensory overload and reduce stresss, advice on when and how to seek profesional help, and how to minimize other every day challenges they face.

Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child

Making Sense of Meltdowns

Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child

It's not easy to be a highly sensitive child. Nor is it always easy to raise, care for, guide and teach a highly sensitive child. This simple, concise book steps beyond a basic understanding of high sensitivity, looking at the challenges and distress that meltdowns can cause for highly sensitive children. And for you. A meltdown can be a terrifying experience for a highly sensitive child and for people witnessing it. This guide gives you the confidence to understand what having a meltdown means, and the knowledge to provide support and comfort. We help you to navigate the reasons why meltdowns happen and how to prevent them where possible, as well as the vital need to be compassionate and caring with yourself and others when they do occur.

The Highly Sensitive Child

Helping Our Children Thrive when the World Overwhelms Them

The Highly Sensitive Child

Addresses the trait sensitivity in children and offers a guide for highly sensitive children and their caregivers, including such topics as how to soothe highly sensitive infants, helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world, and helping make school and friendships enjoyable.

The Challenging Child

Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five "difficult" Types of Children

The Challenging Child

Identifies and offers advice for understanding children who are highly sensitive, self-absorbed, defiant, inattentive, and active/aggressive