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The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When The World Overwhelms Them Paperback – October 8, 2002
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- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Paperback : 331 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780767908726
- ISBN-13 : 978-0767908726
- Product Dimensions : 5.47 x 0.92 x 8.25 inches
- Publisher : Harmony (October 8, 2002)
- ASIN : 0767908724
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.