In 2014, shortly after relocating my family to an idyllic South Devon village near Totnes and Torbay, I wrote and published my first book.
My inspirations were my own experiences as a highly sensitive person and as a father raising a highly sensitive child. Ideas also came from all the wonderful parents and carers on the community pages Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child and My Highly Sensitive Child.
It’s not easy to be a highly sensitive child. Nor is it always easy to raise, care for, guide and teach a highly sensitive child. Because the highly sensitive child experiences the world a little differently, and that can be difficult to understand.
This book aims to help you experience the world from the child’s perspective, so that you can better understand them and help them to grow and thrive. In this simple, concise guide I distil the reams of information available on the highly sensitive child so that you can get the knowledge you need quickly and easily.
Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: ‘And those who were seen dancing were thought to be crazy by those who could not hear the music.’ The highly sensitive child isn’t crazy. Nor are they slow, or weak, or just ‘not tough enough’. They simply dance to a tune that not everyone can hear. This book helps you hear the music to which the highly sensitive child dances. Once you know the tune exists, and you listen for it carefully, you’ll find it’s beautiful, moving, powerful music.
I would be so grateful if you could read, like, share, comment and review. It really helps to spread the word, because coming to understand highly sensitive children can transform lives.
Mindful dad, counsellor and author