Posts Tagged ‘parenting advice’

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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Who has Control in your House?

Dec 10 2018

You wake up one morning and you feel this sense that something isn’t right. You are not sure what, but you know that things are not as they should be. Mothers have a way of knowing these things long before we can even see what the problem is.

You grudgingly get up from your warm comfy bed, trod on down the stairs and head for the cupboard to grab a cup, then saunter over to the coffee pot when you spot your child with his face buried in a bowl of sugar pops and you instantly get defensive.

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Paying for Household Chores?

Nov 25 2018

You want your child to grow up understanding the value of money. You yearn for them to understand you get paid if you work hard. But you also want them to understand that families need to work together and to help out when needed. So how do you decide if you should pay your child for household chores or not?

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