ISBN: 0767908724
EAN13: 9780767908726
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 8, 2002
Pages: 331
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 8.1" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of high sensitivity in children and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers.

With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of high sensitivity and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up.
Rooted in Aron s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or fussy, or classified as problem children (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised Read More chevron_right

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   Why is this child so hard to understand at times?
I am a teacher and was looking for a book that would have the verbiage that is appropriate for discussing a particular student with his parents. This book does it! It has helped me appreciate this kind of child and to welcome himher. I recommend this book to anyone who is not aware of the psychology of a sensitive child. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is not aware of the psychology of a sensitive child. For that matter, anyone who is looking for the correct words to use when speaking about this child type, and not sounding degrading.
   the highly sensitive child
This book is very helpful in parenting. As well as my husband and me, our children have a touch of high sensitivity. We tried other methods with our son and most would not work. This book gives insight into our child's thinking and has greatly assisted us in making us both aware of different traits and our responses. I wish we had found this book when our girls were younger.
   Change your perspective on how to guide your child through this world.
After having struggled with raising my little one, this book has really opened my eyes and has some specific strategies and tips to help me in the process of raising a highly sensitive child. Our pediatrician recommended The Difficult Child first, but I believe that the book is new and this is more up to date with outdated developments and findings in the last decade. If you are a highly sensible person, chances are that one of your kids will also be highly sensitive. Read a great service to yourself and do this. It will change your life and perspective on how to lead your child!
   Very astute book
I’m a daycare for little children and this book helped me understand and feel extra-compassionate for certain children I have had, including my granddaughter. The extremely warm-to-slow child is the extremely slow-to-warm child. The very emotional child. The child who is often angry is the child who is often striled. The child who is a picky-eater is a picky-eater. This book helped me to connect with this child and help this child fit into community life, something that does not come easily for him or her.
Life changing for me as an individual and as a parent has been understanding high sensitivity. This book does a great job of explaining the science behind the trait as well as providing practical advice and suggestions. I particularly appreciated the section written for non-sensitive parents ''. It had great examples and advice to help my sensitive husband learn to better interact with our non-sensitive child.
   Wow, just wow
I bought this book to help my granddaughter, who is the spitting image of me. As I read, I was struck that not only is my granddaughter a highly sensitive child, but she looks exactly like her grandmother, who also finds out she is the same. It explains so much to me and now I can see things clearer and I know why my granddaughter and I are so close together. We understand each other. We understand ourselves. I also see my job as educating her very busy parents, who find some of her behavior bizarre and interpret her as '' difficult or '' pretending . It is our task to help her not only cope with a wildly stimulating and often crude world, but also flourish at the same time. A worthy read. A worthy read.
Good read... doesn '', very interesting, but it gave me lots of good information as a teacher.
   I really like that it helps both sensitive and non sensitive parents ...
Very helpful book ''. It has changed the way I interact with my daughter dramatically. I really like that it helps both sensitive and non-sensitive parents deal with their sensitive children. Extremely insightful and practical ''. I even told my pediatrician about it, and I told my pediatrician. Highly recommended! Highly recommended!
   A little more thorough would have been just perfect
In this book, many helpful concepts are represented. I am now better understanding my daughter and am hopefully a better parent for it. My only complaint is that I wish there was a more comprehensive section on school stress.
   From birth, my son has been very sensitive and ...
My son has been very sensitive since birth, and though I had no issue with it, I was constantly receiving unwanted advice from family members about his temperament. This book has offered me insight into how to handle the critics!