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The Highly Sensitive Child

Helping our Children when the World Overwhelms Them
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Broadway
 | 
October, 2002
ISBN:
9780767908726
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$22.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron was the first to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of up to 20% of all of us. Now, in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to children, who share the same characteristics as sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up.

Rooted in Aron’s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her research on child temperament, this book shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but they can also become unusually 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 and fearful, 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, well-adjusted adults.

In The Highly Sensitive Child, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on the challenges of raising a highly sensitive child; the four keys to successfully parenting an HSC; and helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world. Chapters address the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens.

Also by Elaine Aron: The Highly Sensitive Person in Love.

Publisher’s Description: 

The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of high sensitivity in childrenand 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 Arons 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 fromand 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 advice on:
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. The pioneering psychotherapist who wrote The Highly Sensitive Person and its sequels now turns her attention to children. The 15 to 20 percent of children who are born highly sensitive - deeply reflective, sensitive to subtleties, and easily overwhelmed - can be smart, conscientious and creative, but can also be subject to shyness, fussiness or acting out. Raised with proper understanding and care, according to Dr. Aron's authoritative advice, they can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults.

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