Author Archives: Nina

All Quiet on the Naturally HSP Front..

Some of you may be wondering why there haven’t been any posts from NaturallyHSP for a few months… To those who’ve subscribed to our blogs, I want to say a big Thank You for your interest and support. Recognising our Highly Sensitive Children and providing the ‘good enough’ childhoods so… Read more »

The Importance of having a Support Network

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I’m sitting here today writing this blog on my husband’s laptop, slowly getting used to the way the keys feel. In the background my usual laptop is humming away, busily trying to recover all my folders and all of my work that’s been lost in an upgrade. Backups! I hear… Read more »

Does my child have Sensory Processing Disorder or are they just Highly Sensitive?

Whether a child is Highly Sensitive or has Sensory Processing Disorder is a question that comes up frequently and confounds many. There can be similarities in the way a Highly Sensitive Child and one with Sensory Processing Disorder responds to sensory stimulation which explains the confusion. There is an important… Read more »

School Drop Offs & the Highly Sensitive Child

We had a very emotional school drop-off with our Highly Sensitive (HS) daughter this morning. For once, I managed to stay calm throughout – wonders never cease! I stayed calm all the way through from my husband walking into the bathroom imploring me to take over and help our daughter… Read more »

The Best Way to Instil Self-Esteem in your Highly Sensitive Child? – Active Listening

Listening to someone, really listening, where you let them finish speaking before saying anything,  where you accept their perspective without judgement and truly take the time to appreciate their situation, is rare. It’s rare amongst conversations between grown-ups, let alone between parents and their children! To be truly listened to… Read more »

The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back – dealing with stress as an HSP

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I’m guessing that many of you may be breathing a big sigh of relief as the children go back to school after the busy Christmas holidays.The frenetic activity probably continues after school drop-off, with your ‘To Do’ lists growing longer by the minute: ‘Mop floors, clean bathroom, tackle laundry mountain,… Read more »

How to have a joyful Christmas with your Highly Sensitive Child

The countdown has begun – only 21 sleeps until Christmas… I woke up on the 1st December to the sounds of 2 very excited children, practically bouncing of the walls with joy because this was the day they could open the first window on their advent calendar. I was excited… Read more »

A Day in the Life of…

Nina   November 18, 2015   No Comments on A Day in the Life of…

(This is a Guest Post, written by a lovely lady, Nicola McDonald, that Nicole & I met on a Highly Sensitive Training Day. Nicola is Highly Sensitive herself, and writes about her journey with her Highly Sensitive son. I think she manages to capture beautifully the emotions and thoughts that… Read more »

Forgiving and the Highly Sensitive Child

Throughout my life, I’ve heard the familiar well-meaning advice: ‘just ignore them’, ‘let it go’ and ‘don’t take things so seriously’…Yes, but HOW?? Being Highly Sensitive predisposes you to feel things deeply – a real gift when you’re experiencing positive emotions, but not so much when they’re negative. This is… Read more »