(over) sensitive children...How to look on the bright side- or not.

(over) sensitive children...How to look on the bright side- or not.

While working as a school counsellor I would receive referrals from parents and teachers alike with the referral reason being something along the lines of “He’s too sensitive” and “He needs to learn some resilience”…

AKA- This child experiences negative emotions more often than I am comfortable with. Sorry teachers but you must acknowledge, there is some truth to this.

Here’s what I would like you to consider about the sensitive child who drives you crazy because they burst into tears when someone takes their hat… the hat is returned… but the sensitive child still cries… the whole of recess…

 

Have you ever googled yourself?

Have you ever googled yourself?

Do you have a tween or teen? Instead of (or as well as) reading a book today- ask them to read this blog post.. Then - TALK ABOUT IT! Is there a time they have asked themselves a 'why me?' question? How could they have changed it up to get a more helpful answer? 

Can you give your child a time when YOU went down the 'why?' path - can you give them a way you could have mixed it up?