• The Highly Sensitive Child

  • Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them
  • By: Elaine Aron
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (243 ratings)

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By: Elaine Aron
Narrated by: Susan Boyce
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Publisher's Summary

With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of high sensitivity and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Now, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children.

Rooted in Aron's years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling they can become unusually shy or timid or begin acting out.

In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC along with thorough advice on parenting a highly sensitive child. With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives.

©2015 Elaine N. Aron (P)2016 Tantor

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"Aron offers helpful advice that will assist both nonsensitive and highly sensitive parents through all stages of their child's development from infancy to adolescence." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Fix the chapters!

Love the book and the reading was great by the chapters in the app are incorrect and it’s nearly impossible to navigate throughout the book properly. Please fix it and label them correctly!!!

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Finally! I know I’m not crazy and i can nurture my own HSC!

Although, at times I sense Elaine’s personal opinion too much, I loved the book. I was finally able to understand myself, my lack of nurturing I received as a child, but most importantly, I know what my son needs.

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Life-changing!

This book saved our family!! This book saved our marriage!! This book saved my life!! Thank you, Dr. Aron. Thank you!

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Very helpful

At 65 I am only now learning about Highly Sensitive Persons despite having a sensitive sister and others in the family with that temperament, but better late than never. I learned a lot.

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More like how to coddle your sensitive child

I chose to listen to this audio book because I have been having difficulties with my HSC. Upon listening, I learned that I was very much an HSC and definitely NOT an HSP an adult. She say it's not an ailment to be "cured". I strongly disagree. Living in this world is much easier an an adult that is not an HSP.

I identified my son as an HSP and listened to this book in hopes of hearing some recommendations about how to encourage him out of those tendencies. I was very disappointed to listen to the lack of insight on this. I work in the medical field and a direct correlation between HSP and fibromyalgia, chronic pain and other physical ailments. To say suggest that these are not conditions to be cured is ridiculous. We live in a society which would prefer to medicate these conditions away. I would love to see what the research would have to say about the benefits of recognizing the HSP characteristics in fibromyalgia (etc.) and and focusing treatment on the underlying characteristics. This book was a huge disappointment.

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So helpful with our little HSC!

so many helpful recommendations and insights. this book is really helping us to better support our HSC. We are going to use this like a textbook and keep referring back to remember all the helpful hints.

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HSP required reading!

No matter the age at which u discover u r HSP, this book will take u back to childhood and validate your experience. Required reading for all HSPs, parents and friends and teachers of HSPs. Thank goodness for Elaine Aron!

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amazing

this book is well worth every second. i can't wait to implement some of the wonderful tactics in here with my wonderful highly sensitive child.

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Very helpful!!

I noticed my child was very sensitive to certain things so I researched and came up with HSC. I am so happy I purchased this book this helped me so much to understand his mindset of what is going on that I can't understand... My child is responding well with the technique and I'm so happy this book exist!

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She gets us!

While I don’t agree with 100% of the parenting techniques, this book really allowed me to understand myself and my identical twins who are highly sensitive!

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