Have you ever been described as "too"; too much, too sensitive, too overwhelmed; you may be a Highly Sensitive Individuals
Raising Highly Sensitive Children with Amy Vasterling
Episode S2E10: Show Notes.
If you or your child are easily overwhelmed by things like bright lights, coarse fabrics, and intense smells, and you have been described as too much, too sensitive, or too intensive, there is a chance you could be a highly sensitive person. Today's guest, Amy Vasterling, is a highly sensitive individual, who is navigating raising highly sensitive children, and she shares some incredible insights with us. We learn more about what high sensitivity means and the character traits that are synonymous with it. Being highly sensitive is not a disorder, and we must shift the paradigm to view it for its strengths rather than simply trying to make people fit into narrow boxes. Amy shares her own journey of learning about being highly sensitive, as well as examples of how her children benefitted when they were given the space they needed and allowed to tune into their intuition. As work on parenting techniques continues to expand and information becomes more accessible, we are in a position to constantly learn and grow as parents so we can be there for our children in the way they need. If you think that your child might be highly sensitive, this show is essential listening!
Key Points From This Episode:
• A look into what it means to be a highly sensitive child.
• Why highly sensitive people often are not categorized.
• Most highly sensitive adults will either be INFJ or ENFP personality types.
• Some of the skills that highly sensitive people typically have.
• Why high sensitivity is not a disorder, but rather an evolutionary necessity.
• The importance of letting highly sensitive people process things on their own time.
• An example of how Amy gave her daughter the room she needed in a specific situation.
• Highly sensitive children know the path of least resistance and know what they need to do.
• Being conditioned into doing things you don’t like sets you up to not speak for yourself.
• Moving past the belief that high sensitivity is a problem.
• Amy’s journey of discovering that she was a highly sensitive person.
• How Amy believes being a highly sensitive person has helped her as a businessperson.
• What you can do if you suspect you have a highly sensitive child.
• The two parenting techniques that work well for highly sensitive children.
• How parents can model behavior for highly sensitive children.
• Some of the work that Amy is doing with highly sensitive children.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Support the show (https://paypal.me/momslowdown)