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Publisher's Summary

With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of high sensitivity and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Now, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children.
Rooted in Aron's years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling they can become unusually shy or timid or begin acting out.
In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC along with thorough advice on parenting a highly sensitive child. With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives.
©2015 Elaine N. Aron (P)2016 Tantor
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"Aron offers helpful advice that will assist both nonsensitive and highly sensitive parents through all stages of their child's development from infancy to adolescence." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Mama Chooks on 10-25-17

Very helpful

At 65 I am only now learning about Highly Sensitive Persons despite having a sensitive sister and others in the family with that temperament, but better late than never. I learned a lot.

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By Sierra Nevada Homesteader on 06-05-16

HSP required reading!

No matter the age at which u discover u r HSP, this book will take u back to childhood and validate your experience. Required reading for all HSPs, parents and friends and teachers of HSPs. Thank goodness for Elaine Aron!

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