Author Archives: Amanda van Mulligen

About Amanda van Mulligen

I'm the mother of three highly sensitive children and am also a highly sensitive person. I first heard the term 'highly sensitive' six years ago and started researching - it was my lightbulb moment for sure, the moment it all made sense. I'm on a mission to spread the word about the challenges and joys of parenting, caring for, and educating highly sensitive children, one blog post at a time. I hope you'll join me.

Parenting Highly Sensitive Children: 10 Cold Hard Facts

Parenting a highly sensitive child is easy. Said no parent ever. The truth is that raising a highly sensitive child (HSC) can be a challenging journey and parents stumble upon issues that parents of non-highly sensitives do not face. Like these ten … Continue reading

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Reducing Noise in Sports Halls to Help a Highly Sensitive Child

Sports halls are large spaces where noise reverberates and activity is everywhere you look. There is equipment stashed away in all corners and so much to see. And gym halls have their own unique sense of smells too. It’s sensory overload for … Continue reading

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How Emotionally Honest Should You Be With a Highly Sensitive Child?

How do you feel when someone tells you they are fine but you see signs they have been crying? What message do you take away watching someone say they are happy with a decision whilst their facial expressions tell you something different? It’s … Continue reading

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Raising Children to See the World Beyond Our Doorstep 

It can be a challenge parenting a highly sensitive child (HSC), but many elements of raising HSCs are definitely worth celebrating. Our HSCs notice the details and see the world around them; I mean really see the world around them. They … Continue reading

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Highly Sensitive Children are Masters at Magnifying the Negatives 

Has your highly sensitive child (HSC) ever uttered “This is the worst day of my life – EVER!”? And it seems like they actually make that statement regularly? Your child is not the only one. When things feel bad for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Made By Raffi

‘Made by Raffi’ is a superb children’s book about tearing down gender stereotypes and highlighting the beauty and talent of sensitive quiet children. Raffi doesn’t like the hustle and bustle of the school playground at break time and instead he … Continue reading

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Helping a Highly Sensitive Child with Their Worries with a Monster Headband

Take the fears and worries of your highly sensitive child (HSC) seriously. They think deeply. They don’t just read about a monster; they picture it in full technicolour and imagine what such a monster could do to them with those teeth … Continue reading

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