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Enid, that book you recommended here sometime ago...

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IsabelWatchingItRainInMacondo Sat 14-Jul-07 10:47:35

to learn how to help a sensitive child, could you please tell me its name?

I have been searching for the thread in question but can't find it anywhere.

Thanks in advance.

BonyM Sat 14-Jul-07 11:18:50

Isabel - was it : The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them by Elaine N. Aron?

I have this and it's very good - you can get it from Amazon.

IsabelWatchingItRainInMacondo Sat 14-Jul-07 11:50:56

Thank you Bony! I'm not sure if that's the one but it seems like it is.

I'm not quite sure if DS is, generally, a highly sensitive child but there are some very simple things that affect him deeply.

Have you seen a good change after using it? I'm sorry if intruding, I'm just full of questions.

BonyM Sun 15-Jul-07 16:16:37

Isabel, I feel the same as you - not 100% sure about dd2, but having read the book I am certain that I am a "highly sensitive" person and dd2 shows many of the same traits that I did as a child (plus others).

I have found that reading it has affected the way I treat her. I accept her sensitivities as part of her now rather than trying to "cure" them, and this is turn has made her more confident.

For example, I used to take her to a music & movement class which she would sometimes start off enjoying but then want to go home half-way through. I used to persist and encourage her to stay, but now I have accepted that she's not actually that keen (says it's too noisy) so we have stopped going.

She is only 2 and a lot of the book is probably more help with older children but it is certainly very interesting and I'm sure I will refer back to it often as she gets older.

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