Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them

Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780767913904

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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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 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Elaine N. Aron

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007382898

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 5524

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.
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Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them

Author: Elaine N. Aron

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007163932

Category: Child rearing

Page: 328

View: 7315

15-20 per cent of children are highly sensitive - and they are often labelled shy, introverted, fussy or faddy. The real story is very different though and this 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. 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 children fall into as they develop. It contains a questionnaire for parents to find out if their child has the traits common in highly sensitive children. It also discusses HSC's at different ages - infant, toddler, school-age and adolescent.
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Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806536705

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 4603

Are You A Highly Sensitive Person? Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you "too shy" or "too sensitive" according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the HSP, it's a way of life. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist, workshop leader, and an HSP herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations. Drawing on her many years of research and hundreds of interviews, she shows how you can better understand yourself and your trait to create a fuller, richer life. Updated with a new Author's Note, including the latest scientific research, and a fresh discussion of anti-depressants for HSPs, this edition of The Highly Sensitive Person also includes: Self-assessment tests to help you identify your particular sensitivities Ways to reframe your past experiences in a positive light and gain greater self-esteem in the process Insight into how high sensitivity affects both work and personal relationships Tips on how to deal with overarousal Information on medications and when to seek help Techniques to enrich the soul and spirit "Elaine Aron's perceptive analysis of this fundamental dimension of human nature is must reading. Her balanced presentation suggests new paths for making sensitivity a blessing, not a handicap." —Philip G. Zimbardo, author of Shyness "Enlightening and empowering, this book is a wonderful gift to us all." –Riane Ensler, author of The Chalice and the Blade
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Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You

Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307567680

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 4932

Do you fall in love hard, but fear intimacy? Are you sick of being told that you are “too sensitive”? Do you struggle to respect a less-sensitive partner? Or have you given up on love, afraid of being too sensitive or shy to endure its wounds? Statistics show that 50 percent of what determines divorce is genetic temperament. And, if you are one of the 20 percent of people who are born highly sensitive, the risk of an unhappy relationship is especially high. Your finely tuned nervous system, which picks up on subtleties and reflects deeply, would be a romantic asset if both you and your partner understood you better. But without that understanding, your sensitivity is likely to be making your close relationships painful and complicated. Based on Elaine N. Aron’s groundbreaking research on temperament and intimacy, The Highly Sensitive Person in Love offers practical help for highly sensitive people seeking happier, healthier romantic relationships. From low-stress fighting to sensitive sexuality, the book offers a wealth of practical advice on making the most of all personality combinations. Complete with illuminating self-tests and the results of the first survey ever done on sex and temperament, The Highly Sensitive Person in Love will help you discover a better way of living and loving. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Making Sense of Meltdowns

Author: James Williams,Lucy Skye

Publisher: JimJam Press

ISBN: 1507880022

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 44

View: 7688

It's not easy to be a highly sensitive child. Nor is it always easy to raise, care for, guide and teach a highly sensitive child. This simple, concise book steps beyond a basic understanding of high sensitivity, looking at the challenges and distress that meltdowns can cause for highly sensitive children. And for you. A meltdown can be a terrifying experience for a highly sensitive child and for people witnessing it. This guide gives you the confidence to understand what having a meltdown means, and the knowledge to provide support and comfort. We help you to navigate the reasons why meltdowns happen and how to prevent them where possible, as well as the vital need to be compassionate and caring with yourself and others when they do occur.
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A Guide for Parents & Caregivers of ADHD, Indigo and Highly Sensitive Children

Author: JULIE B. ROSENSHEIN

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452566917

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 154

View: 7274

Ms. Rosenshein provides a hands-on approach for helping you and your highly sensitive child. In Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child you will find solutions that work and are easy to apply to home life, school life and your child’s emotional world. You will also learn: What a highly sensitive child is and how it ties into ADHD The 4 types of sensitive children Tips & Tools for helping your sensitive child make it in a less than sensitive world
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Improving Outcomes for That Minority of People Who Are the Majority of Clients

Author: Elaine N. Aron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135967563

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 3175

Dr. Elaine Aron’s newest book, Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person, redefines the term “highly sensitive” for the professional researcher and practitioner. She dispels common misconceptions about the relationship between sensitivity and other personality traits, such as introversion and shyness, and further defines the trait for the benefit of both the clinician and patient. Readers will learn to assess for the trait, distinguish it from clinical diagnoses such as panic disorder or avoidant personality disorder, understand how sensitivity may change the presentation of a problem such as depression or shyness, and generally inform, validate, and improve the quality of life for these clients. She pays particular attention to self-esteem issues and helping patients separate effects of their innate temperament from problems due to their personal learning histories. Dr. Aron keeps both patient and practitioner in mind as she suggests ways to adapt treatment for highly sensitive persons and how to deal with the typical issues that arise. Three appendices provide the HSP Scale, a summary of the extensive research on this innate trait, and its relation to DSM diagnoses. Through this helpful guide, therapists will see a marked improvement in their ability to assist highly sensitive clients.
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Restore Your Love/Power Balance, Transform the Inner Voice That Holds You Back, and Find Your True Self-Worth

Author: Elaine N. Aron

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316072273

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 8951

Elaine Aron follows up her bestsellers on the highly sensitive person with a groundbreaking new book on the undervalued self. She explains that self-esteem results from having a healthy balance of love and power in our lives. Readers will learn to incorporate love into situations that seem to require power and deal with power struggles that mask themselves as issues of love. From the bedroom to the boardroom, her strategies will enable us to escape feelings of shame, defeat, and depression; dissolve relationship hostility; and become our best selves. With Aron's clear, empathetic writing and extraordinary scientific and human insight, THE UNDERVALUED SELF is a simple and effective guide to developing healthy, fulfilling relationships, and finding true self-worth.
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Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World

Author: Ted Zeff

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608828484

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 9232

If you’re a highly sensitive person (HSP), you’re in good company. HSP’s make up some 20 percent of the population, individuals like you who both enjoy and wrestle with a finely tuned nervous system. You often sense things that others ignore such as strong smells, bright lights, and the crush of crowds. Even the presence of strangers in your immediate vicinity can cause you considerable distraction. You already know that this condition can be a gift, but, until you learn to master your sensitive nervous system, you might be operating in a constant state of overstimulation. As an HSP, the most important thing you can learn is how to manage your increased sensitivity to both physical and emotional stimulation. This accessible, practical guide contains strategies to help you master this critical skill. Build your coping skills by exploring the books engaging exercises. Then, keep the book by your side, a constant companion as you make your way through your vibrant and highly stimulating world. •Find out what it means to be a highly sensitive person •Take the self-examination quiz and find out whether you are highly sensitive •Learn coping techniques indispensable to IHP’s •Discover how to manage distractions like noise and time pressure at home and at work •Reduce sensory-provoked tension with meditation and deep relaxation techniques •Navigate the challenges of interacting with others in social and intimate relationships
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Author: Elaine N. Aron

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780767903370

Category: Psychology

Page: 317

View: 9594

A psychotherapist and workshop leader presents a comprehensive collection of pre-tested exercises developed to enhance the lives of highly sensitive people and help them embrace their unique trait.
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A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children

Author: Catherine Crawford (MFT.)

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 0897935098

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 2959

Provides guidance for raising intuitive children, including techniques to prevent sensory overload and reduce stresss, advice on when and how to seek profesional help, and how to minimize other every day challenges they face.
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How to Foster Inner Confidence, Success, and Happiness

Author: Maureen Healy

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757316131

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 323

Every parent wants his or her child to be happy and grow into a productive, fulfilled adult . . . and according to parenting expert Maureen Healy, the secret to that success is in providing a foundation of inner confidence. Parents and teachers know that confidence and inner strength are important attributes, but in an era where self-worth is often measured by possessions and attractiveness, most have no idea how to model true inner confidence for their kids or how to help them cultivate it. Real power—or inner confidence—is necessary to overcome obstacles, pursue our unique dreams, and be truly happy. Maureen Healy, a spiritual teacher with twenty years of experience as a child development expert, literally traveled the world from the Bronx to the base of the Himalayas to learn the connection between inner confidence and lasting happiness, and she shares that wealth of knowledge in Growing Happy Kids. Combining her Buddhist training, her background in child psychology, and the latest scientific research, Maureen shares her revolutionary model that defines inner confidence and cultivates a child's sense of optimism and connection. She explores each part of her system, which she called The Five Building Blocks of Confidence, with the mind of a scientist, yet the softness of a real parent who wants to raise strong, happy children. By using those building blocks—biology, beliefs, emotions, social, and spiritual—parents, teachers, and anyone who touches the life of a child can gain the skills necessary to foster happy kids who are strong, self-reliant, and confident. "In Growing Happy Kids, Maureen Healy has given us rich and valuable tools to assist us in honoring and supporting our children in building their self-confidence and helping them become happier. It is a MUST read for all parents, educators, and people who care." —Edwene Gaines, author of The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity "Drawing on her own extensive research and experience, Maureen Healy wisely leads parents and caregivers into the heart of awakening and activating the innate confidence with which every child is born. This is a book that parents will read over and over again." —Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul's Potential
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Author: Ted Zeff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966074529

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 2095

In this groundbreaking book, psychologist Zeff explores the unique challenges of sensitive boys, showing parents, educators, and mentors how to help them grow into strong, happy, and confident men.
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Practical Solutions for Out-of-Bounds Behavior

Author: Karen A. Smith, PhD,Karen R. Gouze, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061751472

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 3166

In a book likely to transform how parents manage many of their child's daily struggles, Drs. Smith and Gouze explain the central and frequently unrecognized role that sensory processing problems play in a child's emotional and behavioral difficulties. Practicing child psychologists, and themselves parents of children with sensory integration problems, their message is innovative, practical, and, above all, full of hope. A child with sensory processing problems overreacts or underreacts to sensory experiences most of us take in stride. A busy classroom, new clothes, food smells, sports activities, even hugs can send such a child spinning out of control. The result can be heartbreaking: battles over dressing, bathing, schoolwork, social functions, holidays, and countless other events. In addition, the authors say, many childhood psychiatric disorders may have an unidentified sensory component. Readers Will Learn: The latest scientific knowledge about sensory integration How to recognize sensory processing problems in children and evaluate the options for treatment How to prevent conflicts by viewing the child's world through a "sensory lens" Strategies for handling sensory integration challenges at home, at school, and in twenty-first century kid culture The result: a happier childhood, a more harmonious family, and a more cooperative classroom. This thoroughly researched, useful, and compassionate guide will help families start on a new path of empowerment and success.
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Making Sense of Meltdowns

Author: James Williams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542723015

Category:

Page: 52

View: 6680

This simple, concise book steps beyond a basic understanding of high sensitivity, looking at the challenges and distress that meltdowns can cause for highly sensitive children. And for you. A meltdown can be a terrifying experience for a highly sensitive child and for people witnessing it. This guide gives you the confidence to understand what having a meltdown means, and the knowledge to provide support and comfort. We help you to navigate the reasons why meltdowns happen and how to prevent them where possible, as well as the vital need to be compassionate and caring with yourself and others when they do occur.
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Helping Children Triumph over Shyness

Author: Ward K. Swallow

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446931071

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 5953

Good news! Shyness is not a disorder; it's the personality style of 40 percent of all children and young adults. Shyness has its good side: Your child is probably imaginative, perceptive, and thoughtful. Yet shyness can hinder a child's development. This authoritative, interactive guide is the first book to focus on the problems of shyness and provide parents and children with pragmatic, step-by-step solutions. It will help you achieve wonderful results -- stronger, warmer relationships with family and friends, and, most of all, a happy, empowered, less fearful child who looks confidently to the future. Discover: -- The signs of shyness in children, from infancy to adolescence -- How the shy child responds physically and mentally to stress -- How your child's artwork reveals his or her emotions, and how drawing together can reinforce trust and understanding -- Scriptwriting, rewriting, role-playing, and rehearsing -- important tools for the shy child -- Why shy children are so vulnerable to bullies and how best to intervene -- How to teach your child to cope with anxiety-producing situations and more.
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Guidelines and Practices

Author: Rob Pluke,Jean Jacoby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439200322

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 172

View: 5177

Developed at the coal face of family therapeutic work, this book offers a series of ways for parents to understand, encourage and raise their emotionally sensitive children.
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Helping Your Child Thrive in an Extroverted World

Author: Marti Olsen Laney

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 076115373X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 3324

Introverted children are often misunderstood, even by their parents, who worry about them. Engaged by their interior world, they’re often regarded as aloof. Easily overwhelmed by too much stimulation, they can be seen as unmotivated. Content with just one or two close friends, they may be perceived as unpopular. Parents fret that they are unhappy and maladjusted. But the truth is quite different: Introverted children are creative problem solvers. Introverted children love to learn. Introverted children have a high EQ (emotional IQ) and are in touch with their feelings. They take time to stop and smell the roses, and they enjoy their own company. They are dependable, persistent, flexible, and lack vanity. How can parents help their introverted children discover and cultivate these wonderful gifts? Help is here. Written by Dr. Marti Olsen Laney, author of The Introvert Advantage with 74,000 copies in print, The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child fully explains introversion as a hardwired temperament, not a disability, and tells just what parents need to do to help their child become the person he or she is meant to be—and succeed in an extroverted world. Beginning with a 30-question quiz that places a child on the introvert/extrovert continuum, The Hidden Gifts shows parents how to foster a climate that allows introverted kids to discover their inner strengths; schedule ways for a very young innie to recharge those batteries and teach an older child to do it for him- or herself; create a harmonious household with siblings, and parents, of different temperaments; help innies find success at school, sports, parties, and other group activities.
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Daily Exercises for Calming Your Senses in an Overstimulating World

Author: Ted Zeff

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608824616

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 1461

Day-to-Day Help for Highly Sensitive People About one in every five of us has a nervous system that is especially acute and finely tuned. If you're in this group, on one hand, it's a great gift. You're creative, compassionate, and you deeply appreciate subtlety and beauty in the world. On the other hand, you may be more easily disturbed by noise, bright lights, strong scents, crowds, and time pressure than the less sensitive among us. In his first book, The Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide, author Ted Zeff presented ways to manage your heightened sensitivity. Now, in this take-along daily companion, he offers practical tips and exercises you can use to find inner peace in any environment. Each chapter of The Highly Sensitive Person's Companion addresses overstimulation as it occurs in a specific aspect of life: relationships, work, daily pressures, exercise, and more. Let this book be your pocket-sized guide to finding the calm you need to enjoy and thrive with your heightened sensitivity without feeling overwhelmed.
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