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The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping our children thrive when the world overwhelms them
 
 

The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping our children thrive when the world overwhelms them [Kindle Edition]

Elaine N. Aron
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“To have an exceptional child you must be willing to have an exceptional child. You have one. And this book will teach you how to raise him to be not only exeptional, but healthy, loving, well-adjusted, and happy.” Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
Praise for The Highly Sensitive Person:
‘This remarkable book speaks clearly to highly sensitive people. It gives a fresh perspective, a sigh of relief, and a good sense of where we belong in society.’ JOHN GRAY, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

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"To have an exceptional child you must be willing to have an exceptional child. You have one. And this book will teach you how to raise him to be not only exeptional, but healthy, loving, well-adjusted, and happy." Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. Praise for The Highly Sensitive Person: 'This remarkable book speaks clearly to highly sensitive people. It gives a fresh perspective, a sigh of relief, and a good sense of where we belong in society.' JOHN GRAY, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! 21 Feb 2010
By DLKG
Format:Paperback
It was obvious the moment I opened the book that Elaine Aron was describing my child: "Highly sensitive individuals are those born with a tendency to notice more in their environment and deeply reflect on everything before acting". She goes on to say that, "Sensitive people tend to be empathic, smart, intuitive, creative, careful and conscientious." But such acute awareness (of everything from food textures, to noise and social situations, etc) often leads to overstimulation. Sensitive people therefore have a tendency to sit on the sidelines of life in order to observe rather than participate. Similarly, risk aversion can prevent them from taking up many of the opportunities and chances that come their way.

I had often admired my daughter's sensitivity and conscientiousness, but compared to the hurly burly of the confident pre-school children around her, I worried that she was being left behind by life. I began to wonder if there was anything I could do to keep her confidence high and to encourage her to join in, in a way which would suit her and respect her character. The book has so much good advice to give. It talks specifically about each age group from babies to teenagers leaving home, and deals with many common problems, such as potty training, feeding difficulties, first day at school, children's parties, anxiety over friendships, engaging in sports, coping with new situations.

My daughter is nearly 4 yrs old and, being a highly sensitive person myself, I had already developed many of the strategies suggested in the book. My only wish is that I had read the book sooner, so that I could have avoided some of the inevitable trial and error and discomfort felt by both myself and my child along the way.
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An eyeopener 27 Nov 2004
By A Customer
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This is a very good book for those of us with highly sensitive children. It deals quite well with the group of children,who are highly sensitive, but also have a lot of get up and go, and who may miss out on being treated as sensitive kids. My son and I are both in this category and this book has helped me understand him better with improved relationship as a result.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars life changing 30 Dec 2008
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This book has completely changed our family life. Within days of starting to read it, the huge tantrums my son had been throwing for the whole of his 7 years ceased. I have read countless parenting books and spoken to Drs and psychologists but nothing helped until I read this and realised what was going on for him... it is such an eye opener to see what life is like for a highly sensitive child, as a highly sensitive person I understood my child to a degree but life for a highly sensitive child is not the same as life for a highly sensitive adult. I wish with all my heart I had have read this sooner
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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My son (first child, recently turned 4) has never much liked birthday parties and is hesitant to join in activities, I used to worry about this and came upon this book whilst searching for advice. It's been a real eye-opener, and I now understand my boy so much better than I did before, which has improved our relationship. The book focuses on understanding, and gives advice through examples, being careful to acknowledge that children differ. Much of the advice relevant for a young child I'd figured out the hard way, but now I have more of a clear idea why it works. Like others, I wish I'd read this sooner. I did feel uncomfortable reading about aspects I felt I'd got wrong, particularly when reading about babies and toddlers (I question how useful some of this chapter is, recognising high sensitivity at such a young age must be extremely difficult). Still, it was a very positive read overall; the good aspects of high sensitivity are highlighted, and I feel better equipped and more relaxed in helping my boy through experiences he finds difficult.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book... 20 Sep 2014
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Thank goodness we found this book! After a long time wondering why our son reacted the way he did to a variety of situations we read this book-it may have been written about him! So full of good insights and handy tips for sensitive children...we have a new understanding of our son and have a happier family life! Phew!
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but not without a guilt trip 29 Jan 2007
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A very interesting and at times helpful read. Having come to the concept of highly sensitive children somewhat late in the day for my 4 year old son I found this book enlightening, but at the same time slightly pushing my guilt buttons for not having understood him sooner. Only wish I'd read it sooner. Much of the advice the author offers I'd somehow found through trial and error and used with some success over the years, but life could potentially been so much easier for child and parents had we had a few early pointers. Would definitely recommend to parents of an unusually fretful, "colicky" baby. Potentially very helpful for parents of older children showing the classic signs of sensitivity - child startles easily, hates loud noises, "shy", hesitant in new situations, issues with food, etc. - but be prepared to raise your guilt threshold. This tone of this book is very much aimed at helping you to understand your child, not solve a "problem." The author is careful to stress the many positive character traits of a sensitive individual which is refreshing - although after a bad day with a difficult 4 year old, not always easy to remember!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book that can really help you and your child
Absolutely brilliant book. Finally have us some methods and understanding sensitive children that we had been looking for for years. We are indebted to the author :)
Published 1 month ago by Reader J
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful guidance for raising a HSC
Gentle approach to nurturing a highly sensitive child. A good read, I would recommend this book to anyone with a HSC, I am even getting family members to read it.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. J. L. Thomson
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Brilliant book.
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Published 2 months ago by Amir Prabatani
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very informative, helpful book.
Published 3 months ago by Eva Soltesz
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding information
Bought to help my understanding of my very sensitive daughter.
Very informative information that helps me relax and listen to her. Rather than society pressures. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs s roberts
4.0 out of 5 stars useful
Book gives you lots of examples of the condition and resulting behaviour. I would have liked a more concise structured way to treat the behaviour and create the ideal environment... Read more
Published 8 months ago by tag
5.0 out of 5 stars Very detailed and helpful book
I have given this a 5 star rating as it is a very helpful and knowledgeable book on the subject of sensitive children. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mrs. C. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Very insightful and helpful. Written well. Learnt lots from it. Will read it many times as so much interesting info
Published 10 months ago by Rena
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for every parent
Informative and well written. Helped me understand myself and my child. Will buy it for others. A must have book.
Published 13 months ago by Gem
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