Interesting, I said to myself: If I talk to others about the experiences we have with our respective children, at school or in every-day life, I am often surprised if the behavior of a child is being categorized as ‘odd’, ‘weak’ or ‘undesirable’. While the same behavior, to me, is just a perfectly normal and natural outing of being ‘(high) sensitive’. If I mention this to the grown-up I’m talking to this can get me the most diverse reactions. They range from comments like ‘Interesting – tell me more’ to ‘If they stay so sensitive they will never get anywhere in life-so they better harden up’ to “Is this curable?’. Apparently, there is still much confusion about the phenomenon being (high) sensitive) and I think it’s time to give it some more thought, especially with respect to (high) sensitive children.
Let’s start by challenging your view on ‘difficult’ children who are (high) sensitive using a wonderful quote:
“… it is primarily parenting that decides whether the expression of sensitivity will be an advantage or a source of anxiety.” Elaine Aron, PhD
Het is al bijna Koningsdag in Nederland, iedereen bereid zich voor, verzamelt spullen voor de vrijmarkt of spreekt met vrienden af om gezellig samen naar een van de talloze gratis optredens te luisteren, of gewoon gezellig in een café te zitten en van de vrolijke activiteit in de straten en parken te genieten.