Brenda Dronkers’ site providing Parenting Support for your Highly Sensitive Child
“OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE ONGOING SUPPORT, AWARENESS, EDUCATION AND RESOURCES TO PARENTS
OF CHILDREN & TEENS WHO ARE HIGHLY SENSITIVE.”
WHAT IS A HIGHLY SENSITIVE CHILD?
ACCORDING TO ELAINE ARON (HTTP://HSPERSON.COM), A NOTED PSYCHOLOGIST HAS WRITTEN MANY BOOKS ON THE SUBJECT:
“A highly sensitive child is one of the fifteen to twenty percent of children born with a nervous system that is highly aware and quick to react to everything. This makes them quick to grasp subtle changes, prefer to reflect deeply before acting, and generally behave conscientiously. They are also easily overwhelmed by high levels of stimulation, sudden changes, and the emotional distress of others. Because children are a blend of a number of temperament traits, some HSCs are fairly difficult–active, emotionally intense, demanding, and persistent–while others are calm, turned inward, and almost too easy to raise except when they are expected to join a group of children they do not know. But outspoken and fussy or reserved and obedient, all HSCs are sensitive to their emotional and physical environment.” Dr. Aron
If you have ever heard of the term Highly Sensitive, Hyper Sensitive, Star Child, Indigo, Rainbow or Crystal kids, then you are beginning to learn about a subset of children who are Highly Sensitive to so many elements of their life. These sensitivity traits are extremely difficult for the child, or the family of the child to manage them without help.