7 Tips to Help A Highly Sensitive Child Flourish in School

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5. Keep Communicating with Your Child’s Teacher

Keep all communication channels open with your child’s teacher. When a school day goes horribly wrong for your HSC sit with the teacher and work out why. Keep talking.

And the same advice applies to your HSC too – talk to your child daily so they can share their school day with you see through their eyes.

Ask what they enjoyed about their day, what the worst part of their school day was, establish if anything evoked significant emotion (positive or negative).

6. Trust Your Instinct

As a parent, you know your child better than any other person on the planet. If you think your child is under par or has been affected by something at school you will usually be right.

Don’t rely on a teacher to confirm your instinct – your child is one of many in a class and it is impossible for a teacher to see and notice everything.

Trust your instinct and act on it.

7. Know When to Pull the Plug

Or in other words don’t be afraid to admit defeat if your HSC is not blossoming in his or her current school.




There are always other options and whilst many HSCs don’t like change they may well surprise you by positively accepting an alternative if they feel more at home in a new environment. Luckily I’m speaking from first-hand experience.

Remember that HSCs feel so much more than other children and many have a sense for what feels right. They know themselves where they feel at home.

 

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Written by Amanda van Mulligen
Originally appeared on HappySensitiveKids.com

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7 Tips to Help A Highly Sensitive Child Flourish in School