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The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them Kindle Edition
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
From the Back Cover
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 adviceon:
- 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. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B000FC1IJ0
- Publisher : Harmony; 1st edition (October 8, 2002)
- Publication date : October 8, 2002
- Language : English
- File size : 1758 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 352 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0767908724
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #52,826 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Dr. Elaine Aron's practical tips in each chapter, particularly breaking down the developmental age groups, were refreshing, clear, and easy to implement. My husband and I have been discussing, at length, how we can foster our daughter's gifts in a more meaningful way and reframe her sensitivity as neutral, rather than the perceived "bad" that the world defines it as.
My favorite aspect of the book included recognizing how highly sensitive children require lots of rest, breaks, and sleep; that they thrive within a routine and usually need help transitioning with life changes; how to help them cope with verbal or social aggression at school; and ways to facilitate conversation with older children or role play with younger ones. Our daughter was bullied in preschool, and my husband and I approached her teacher, to no avail. Had I read this book beforehand, I would have been able to offer concrete solutions on how to understand and help HSCs with the "teacher tips" at the end of the book.
Having read "The Highly Sensitive Person" before "The Highly Sensitive Child," I would "highly" recommend both books, especially if a parent suspects that his/her child may be highly sensitive, as well. Both together offer a full picture into understanding oneself and children who may have been labeled "shy" (which is situational), but who are actually just sensitive.
A great read for parents and teachers alike.
I realize that the study of the neurology is a fairly new concept but there are other neurologist/psychiatrist/ psychologist in other countries trying to address the "sensitive child" differences. I would suggest looking also into other specialist globally. I might go into a slight tangent so if you want stop reading, stop here.
Please do read this book but don't stop here. Look into communication difficulties not just to the fact that the child stops communicating when they are over stimulated. Why are they stimulated? Do they have an auditory disability? Do they have nonverbal communication problems? Is it a sensory integration problem? Do they have a slow brain processing speed? Is it a learning disability? ADHD? Dyspraxia?Do they have more than one of these problems?So again don't stop here. As my own personal advocate and an advocate for my own child I felt inclined to share hopefully this helps.
I found this series of books at a time when my toddler son was struggling at school and seemed overwhelmed by life. (Through tears) I did an Internet search for “can a child be too sensitive” and found these books. Wow.
I regularly pick up these books when I’m having a tough day, open to a random page, and am reminded of what being a highly sensitive person means. I share copies with anyone in my life - friends, other parents, medical and educational professionals - who I think can benefit from them. I recommend this book to anyone with a child who seems to have a more sensitive disposition than other kids. I really cannot say enough good things about it.