I'm a highly sensitive person with a highly sensitive child. I've written often about this topic and even have a page devoted to parenting a highly sensitive child on my site. (The idea of what it means to be highly sensitive is covered in the books The Highly Sensitive Person and The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them.) So the idea of the highly sensitive person is something I'm well aware of and deal with on a regular basis. But sometimes I forget how many adjustments we've made to our lives in order to live peacefully with our sensitivity. And I forget what the overwhelm feels like. Last night was the big reminder. Positive but … [Read more...] about The Reality of Holiday Overwhelm for Highly Sensitive Children
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