The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them

The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them

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By (author) Elaine N. Aron

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  • Publisher: THORSONS
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 214mm x 28mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 4 August 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007163932
  • ISBN 13: 9780007163939
  • Sales rank: 5,718

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15-20% of children are Highly Sensitive - and they are often labelled shy, introverted, fussy or faddy. The real story is very different though and this intelligent, practical book helps parents know what to do, when to back off, and how to ensure their child is given the right sort of treatment at school. This book is the follow up to the author's internationally best-selling personal development guide The Highly Sensitive Person. It is the first and only book for parents of highly sensitive children. It provides parents with insights and information so they can understand High Sensitivity, and help their highly sensitive child thrive in the world. It is important for these children to be understood so they can be helped to avoid the common traps of shyness and withdrawal that many highly sensitive fall into as they develop. Contains questionnaire for parents to find out if their child has the traits common in highly sensitive children. Discusses HSC's at different ages - infant, toddler, school-age and adolescent...

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The Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., is the world-wide best-selling author of The Highly Sensitive Person. She is a clinical psychologist and research psychologist specializing in family relationships. She runs her own thriving psychotherapy practice and also leads HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) workshops throughout the USA.

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"To have an exceptional child you must be willing to have an exceptional child. You have one. And this book will teach you how to raise him to be not only exeptional, but healthy, loving, well-adjusted, and happy." Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. Praise for The Highly Sensitive Person: 'This remarkable book speaks clearly to highly sensitive people. It gives a fresh perspective, a sigh of relief, and a good sense of where we belong in society.' JOHN GRAY, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

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"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 with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough adviceon: - The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child - The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC - How to soothe highly sensitive infants - Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world - Making school and friendships enjoyable With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens," The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives. "From the Trade Paperback edition.