5. Raising Highly Sensitive Children/Teens
As a highly sensitive person who is also raising highly sensitive children I understand the trait on many levels. I love supporting parents to help their sensitive children thrive. This resource page will continually be updated.
Books for Raising Highly Sensitive Children
Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person, Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions by Julie Bjelland, LMFT is good for parents to learn tools for themselves and their sensitive child. This book also can be good for teens.
The Empowered Highly Sensitive Person, How to Harness Your Sensitivity Into Strength in a Chaotic World, by Julie Bjelland, LMFT. I recommend this for parents and teens.
The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron is good for parents and even for your child's teacher.
The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child (Positive Reinforcement works well for HSCs).
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children (Not specifically for HSC, but helpful)
Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting Program, by John & Julie Gottman.
Consultations for Parents of Sensitive Children
New research shows us that without the right support highly sensitive children are more likely to experience anxiety and depression in life. But with the right support they are less likely to experience these challenges. If you are a parent of a highly sensitive child, learn everything you can about the trait and how to support your sensitive child in the right ways. These consultations are for the parents to discuss tools and techniques to help their HSP child succeed and thrive in life and help prevent anxiety and depression.
Podcasts About Raising Highly Sensitive Children
Websites for Raising Highly Sensitive Children
The Highly Sensitive Child Maureen is a mom to highly sensitive children and offers some great perspectives and support you may relate to and find helpful if you are also raising sensitive children. She also lists a good Resource Page for Raising Highly Sensitive Children.
Resources for Sensitive & Introverted Teens
Therapy for Sensitive and Introverted Teens Many teens who come into therapy for anxiety and social struggles are actually highly sensitive. April Snow specializes in working with Highly Sensitive People and understands the specific needs of these teens and how to help them thrive.
Target: The Cat & Jack line claims to have some sensory-friendly clothes that have flat seams and no tags and graphics that are only on the outside and not inside the shirt.
Zappos Adaptive line claims to have flat seams, tear away tags and soft fabric.
SmartKnitKIDS makes seam free socks, underwear and bralettes.
Do you have know of other companies you recommend for highly sensitive children? Contact us to have it added.