HIGHLY SENSITIVE PEOPLE AND PARENTING

Feb 07 2019

WHAT IS HIGH SENSITIVITY?

One in five people or 1.4 billion globally are born with the trait of high sensitivity (sensory processing sensitivity). Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) experience their emotions more deeply and intensely than non-HSPs and they process them for longer. They have high levels of empathy, are deeply compassionate, very intuitive and can pick up on subtleties that others are not aware of. But they can also get affected by environmental and sensory stimuli that others don’t notice or are simply not bothered by. (For example, crowds, too much noise, bright lights and overpowering smells.) And if there is too much stimuli, their sensory nervous system can go into a state of overarousal and they can start to feel overwhelmed and frazzled. 

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Want To – How to handle a stubborn child

Dec 18 2018

Your toddler is determined that he want to touch the stove. You try to convince them that this will hurt them. You say no, you move them several times from the area of the stove.  You even go so far as to tap them on the butt to show them how serious you are about this being something they shouldn’t do.  They continually sneak back into the kitchen and reach up to try and touch the hot element.  Nothing you are doing is making them realise that this is dangerous. They want to touch it and reasoning isn’t going to work, spanking isn’t going to work, timeouts are not going to work.

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Tough Love: Can you do it and is it enough?

Dec 15 2018

No matter when you are dealing with a child for any behavior that is not acceptable you must find out the source of the issue. However, when and if you have done everything you can to find out what the issue might be, and have taken steps to help your child if they do not start to change their behaviour, you only have one recourse left and that is tough love.

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