Is your child Highly Sensitive? How would you know if they were?
One of the key indicators or hallmarks of Highly Sensitive People and Highly Sensitive Children is intensity.
Highly Sensitive People can be really intense. Highly Sensitive Children are no exception to this.
- intense emotions, moods, and feelings
- intense sensory experiences
- intense responses to things
- intense interests in things and fascinations
Intensity is a good indicator that you might be dealing with a Highly Sensitive Child.
Observant & perceptive
Another indicator of a Highly Sensitive Child is that they notice a lot.
They notice what they see. They notice all the details about things.
Maybe ask questions about it or point it out.
They notice what they hear – maybe even small and or irritating sounds that nobody else can hear.
They might be sensitive to what they can taste, with strong preferences, likes and dislikes.
They may have the strong reactions to clothes that don’t feel comfortable – or even strong reactions to clothes that feel really comfortable and nice.
The most obvious indicator is that your child seems sensitive. In fact, they sometimes appear to be over-sensitive.
Emotionally sensitive children, the ones who cry easily, feel deeply, respond lovingly, are the ones we might think of when we hear ‘Highly Sensitive Child’ – but emotional sensitivity is just one facet of High Sensitivity.
These are all possible characteristics of Highly Sensitive Children.
Not every child shows every characteristic:
Each child has their own special set of sensitivities.
Knowing your child’s sensitivities helps you handle them better – and helps you help them more effectively, too.
Discover your child’s sensitivities in the Highly Sensitive Child: Parenting Strategies course!