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  • The Empathic Parent’s Guide to Raising a Highly Sensitive Child

  • Parenting Strategies I Learned to Understand and Nurture My Child's Gift
  • By: Freeda Meighan
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Barry
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Health & Wellness, Children's Health
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Have other people called your child "too sensitive"? Do you have children who cry too easily or have too many particular demands? Have you felt at a loss on how to confront your child who may be too emotional and flies off into tantrums easily? 

Then, your child may be a highly sensitive child. 

High sensitivity is a personality trait that may not be common, but exists in 15 to 20 percent of our population. They are ordinary people, but highly sensitive people (HSP) or highly sensitive children (HSC) may just have some particular needs not shared by everyone. 

Having a highly sensitive child may be challenging for parents, and many have searched for resources on how to take care of them. This audiobook is the product of my own experience of taking care of a highly sensitive child. 

Hopefully, the insights I have gathered from my personal experience with a sensitive child may also help other parents take better care of their highly sensitive children. 

In this audiobook, you will learn:

  • The definition of highly sensitive person
  • Causes of such a personality trait
  • Ways for disciplining a HSC
  • Proper attitude and approaches to adopt when caring for a highly sensitive child
  • Issues that may hound a HSC in their adulthood

Get this book and you will never look at your child in the same way again. You will learn to appreciate the gifts of your child’s sensitivity and even be thankful you had one. 

May your parenting problems find confidence in this book, dedicated to the creativity of highly sensitive persons!

©2020 Freeda Meighan (P)2020 Freeda Meighan

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very good material

a must read for adults with sensitive children - the reader was a little condescending however a must

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  • 12-07-2020

Okay

the voice for this audible is terrible. thank goodness it's a short book! it basically describes an hsp in simple terms of personality traits but doesn't dive into how to really parent or react to situations that I'm experiencing.

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  • Rene Solis
  • 13-04-2021

Great book!

It will help you identify if you have a HSC. It will not tell you into detail how to deal with your child, but will give you a perspective of a parent with a HSC.

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  • Kaesha Nkengbeza
  • 18-12-2020

Perfect for the concerned parent

Love the step by step explanations and thorough examples! Perfect for parents who are lost and confused about their child's behavior.

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  • Clay
  • 20-03-2020

From a highly empathetic person

I got this book because I knew a child this might apply to, and while the book is brief, it is very informative. Its one you’ll want to listen to more than once, learning how to best help highly sensitive children. If you know a highly sensitive child, you can hear the author paint a picture of them with the kind of accuracy that only comes from personal experience. If you have a sensitive child or know someone who does, this book reveals how to most effectively communicate with a highly sensitive child.

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  • colleen voisin
  • 03-09-2021

Thank you for writing this book!

I have a child that is emotionally sensitive and my husband and I pull our hair out sometimes. We keep thinking "oh he'll just grow out of it" or "it's a phase"...now I see this it is not the case. Thank you for writing this book. We try to prepare his teachers for some of the behaviors he might display every year but it always seems to go over their heads. Some teachers have told us "having a sensitive child is a good thing" and we don't dispute that but I don't think they realize how HSC thought processes really work until our child has a breakdown. This book is a great resource for me to share with them. I don't know how many times I had to stop and say wow with this book as it relates to our family and child. I would have never thought this was a personality trait over a problem to be solved. Wonderful book.

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  • Aaron
  • 27-05-2021

No tangible changes

No tangible changes and no psychology only confirms there are others like this.... Wish it gave better insight on thoughts and things we can do

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  • P. Breshike
  • 08-05-2021

not really a guide

point of this book i think to tell you, you are not alone with your struggles with tyour HSC. it doesnt offer anything unique to HSC that was helpful in my opinion. it doesnt even offer guidance just support that your child is a gift and has specialness about them that you need to look for.

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  • Simon
  • 01-09-2020

A useful overview but unsure of discipline chapter

I found this book a useful overview and insight into another parent with a HSC. The discipline section is perhaps specific to American children and norms which I can't agree with entirely after listening to a great audiobook by Philipa Perry which is much about breaking unhelpful parenting traits and building loving relationships with your children. There is a growing body of knowledge about the negative consequences of hitting children and more so with HSC's. I think the author should have challenged this but didn't.

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  • P. G. R. Wright
  • 31-03-2020

Fantastic!!

I found this book so helpful, having two young children you never realise why they are struggling and this book made a lot of sense. it also made me question myself, as a lot of the chapters sounded like myself. I always wondered why I handle certain situations differently to others, we'll now I know. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about this subject, a great book by the author and the narrator did a very good job teaching me all about a highly sensitive child.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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