it definitely takes more...
skill, patience and energy to parent a child who is sensitive. Especially one who is intense and willful.
I often hear parents say "how do I nurture their spirit, without damaging it?"
To tell you the truth, it's an ever-evolving process that takes conscious effort.
You're definitely not alone in wanting to find a better way to support your child (no matter what age) or simply talk to parents who can relate. We all know that the typical advice and books just don't cut it.
With some understanding, it is possible to decrease the intensity and frequency of struggles, so that there is more calm and less chaos.
Imagine a space where you can:
Learn what it means to be sensitive
Gain insight about the journey of raising a secure and functional highly sensitive child (HSC)
Explore what is required of you as a parent, sensitive or not
Identify your strengths as a family, explore the triggers and practice some strategies
And most importantly, know that the time and effort you invest will actually make a difference in your family’s life. The evidence says so.
Program in session
Next session spring 2019
every child is unique.
we, including our kids, are doing our best.
our children are humbling. they are also our spiritual teachers.
A little about me.
When I discovered that sensitivity is a temperament trait, it explained a lot. It helped me accept who I am and shift the pattern of being hard on myself for being "too sensitive" or "emotional" like I was told as a child.
Our sensitive children, from a young age, can start to believe that something is wrong with them, when there really isn't— they may perceive it that way. And so knowing this as adults, we can empower them to use their sensitivity as an advantage rather than a source of anxiety.
Can you imagine if all parents, teachers and caregivers knew about this? #knowledgeispower
Now, I have an opportunity to not only educate and guide my own two daughters, but also the parents and children I work with.
In addition to being a registered occupational therapist (OT) since 2005, I’ve completed Dr. Elaine Aron’s program on Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person and am listed on her site as one of two therapists in Ontario.
"You know that feeling when no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to keep your head above water? Like you're drowning in a sea of to-do lists, chores, work, kids and life! I've been there and Lynne was one of my lifelines. She is my motherhood mentor, my parenting coach and my constant reminder to sloooow down and keep things simple."