|2013: A year of reaching out and being amazed |
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Photo Credit: Sanja Gjenero
- Parenting a Highly Sensitive Child
- Being Introvert, Being Me
- Understanding Highly Sensitive Children
2013 is the year that I started writing about the idea of highly sensitive children (HSC), mainly because it has been a difficult year for our family with regard to schooling for my eldest son, because he is a HSC. I started talking about it, and people started responding in their droves on Twitter, Facebook and on this blog. It was a huge relief to know we weren't the crazy ones, and that we are certainly not alone. It has been an eye opening year, with the creation of a Facebook group for parents of HSC which has been an amazing support during the last few months, not only for me, but for other parents too who find themselves having to make difficult decisions with little support from family and schools - because there is so little understanding for what being highly sensitive actually means. I have also collated HS links and made a page on this blog - that will also be expanded a great deal next year.
Time has been short the last few months, but it's something I will write lots more about in 2014, to share my own experiences with other parents who are going through the same situation.
As a very short summary, we changed primary schools in September and it was the best decision we could have made. The change has been life changing for us all. My son has found his place, his teachers could not be more understanding and because of that he's a happy little boy again. He does of course have his overload moments still, but don't we all? However, life is very different today than it was a year ago!
A big heartfelt thank you to all of you who have reached out this year, not just on this topic but on all the posts that have been written this year!!