Does the sound of a blender, a vacuum cleaner, thunderstorms, or fire alarms inevitably lead to intense reactions from your child? Does your child complain about their clothes tags or seams? Food textures? Does riding in the car push them over the edge?
If any of these sound familiar, and your child doesn’t respond to conventional discipline, you may have a highly sensitive child. If it could well be that he/she is stressed and overwhelmed by everyday sensory experiences. What’s a parent to do when they have a child who exhibits highly sensitive characteristics?
Knowing that your child may be more sensitive than most can empower you as a parent to help them. There are many strategies for helping highly sensitive children thrive. The Challenging Children: What Makes Them Tick is just what you need to feel equipped.
It can be a challenge to know how to help your highly sensitive child. However, we’ve learned from experience with our own kids that disciplining our highly sensitive children for their reactions was like punishing them for getting a cold.
Unfortunately, parents are often blamed for their child’s difficult behaviors. Because of that, parents tend to focus on getting rid of the behaviors instead of understanding the behaviors. We have seen over and over that there is a very strong overlap between “difficult-to-raise” children and those with sensory challenges.
The Challenging Children: What Makes Them Tick downloadable video, audio and handouts will equip you to both empathize and navigate discipline with your highly sensitive child. Occupational Therapist Lynne Jackson gives clear explanations about the sensory processing challenges that cause many children’s difficult behaviors. You’ll learn what may be driving your child’s intense or unusual responses and what you can do to help.
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