Due to overlapping characteristics of ADHD and high sensitivity — like getting overstimulated easily — it can be difficult to tell them apart.
Parenting a sensitive child can feel like you’re constantly walking a tightrope — you’re trying not to overwhelm your child, but sometimes also wishing they would handle things better. Using the right parenting style can make it much, much easier.
Understanding and accepting your highly sensitive child allows you to focus on what matters rather than being distracted by what doesn’t.
It is critical to instill boundaries in your highly sensitive child so that they can transform from dependent child to independent adult.
If the holidays are overwhelming for the average person, that means they’re even more so for HSPs. But, luckily, there are ways to reduce the overwhelm.
When you’re parenting a highly sensitive child, the most important thing is to accept them for who they are, not who you expect them to be.