Does your child tend to be drawn to more creative or independent activities? Do they have a deep sense of empathy or seem very thoughtful for their age? Do they stay back to observe when approaching groups or become overwhelmed by change? Do you feel on some level that your child is more sensitive than most? This may mean that your child is one of the 15-20% of the population that is highly sensitive.
Being highly sensitive is not a disorder and differs from common childhood diagnoses. It is a personality type within the population which serves a specific function for society at large. However, it is often misunderstood or mislabeled in a way that cause parents to think there is something wrong with their child when in fact it means you are raising an exceptional young person.
Raising a highly sensitive child (HSC) in a not-so-sensitive world has unique challenges. However, with the right information and support you can nurture your sensitive child’s qualities and help them better manage their daily experiences so they can thrive.
Join clinical social worker Liz Disterhoft, LICSW for an informative evening workshop and learn more about the traits of highly sensitive children and tools for helping them navigate their emotional experiences. Liz has experience providing therapy to children and families in the Boston area for a decade. Her approach is warm, creative and centered on the strengths of the child and family.