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Highly Sensitive Children??
Episode 12526th October 2023 • How Not to Screw Up Your Kids • Dr Maryhan
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I'll share my thoughts on this personality trait and what it means for children who we feel might be highly sensitive. There are always dangers in labelling children - least of all communicating their traits as fixed - so I will give you my honest advice on how best to navigate this new found knowledge.

Here are the highlights:

(2:00) Defining a highly sensitive person

(6:25) Let’s put this in context

(11:18) Please don’t label your child 

(14:45) Remember the brain is a muscle

(19:30) It’s just one trait

(21:13) Problem solve and encourage

(23:51) Descriptive praise

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