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

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. Now, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children.

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. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on parenting a highly sensitive child. 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.

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Anonymous on September 27, 2019 at 10:27 AM.

Dr. Aron sheds light on the truth between sensitivity and shyness As an HSP myself, reading “The Highly Sensitive Child” offered invigorating insight into the mind and heart of my oldest daughter, who is also highly sensitive. For many years, she and I have butted heads over nearly everything, and after reading this book, I was both humbled and empowered to reach her in a new way.Dr. Elaine Aron’s practical tips in each chapter, particularly breaking down the developmental age groups, were refreshing, clear, and easy to implement. My…

Anonymous on September 27, 2019 at 10:35 AM.

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, she looks exactly like her grandmother who is finding out she is also 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. We understand each other. I also see my job as educating her very busy parents, who find some of her behavior bizarre and interpret her as being…