Technique to Assist Sensitive Children

Some children cry a lot. It is frustrating. The parent keeps asking what’s wrong but the child may not know. Some children are hypersensitive to the feelings of others. They may be feeling other people’s emotional pain and not even realize it. They experience an emotion first and then try to figure out why afterward.

It would be helpful if a parent didn’t keep asking them what is wrong. It would be helpful if the parent was matter-of-act about it and didn’t add another layer of feelings on it. When a child is getting emotional, give them a tool to deal with it. Tell them to blow the feeling out of them. It will empower them, keep them busy and bring about physiologic changes in their little bodies.

With love and respect,


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2 Comments on “Technique to Assist Sensitive Children

January 6, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I love this post. As a parent I often forget the concept of giving them a tool instead of trying to fix the “wrong” myself. Great advice and an excellent reminder.

January 10, 2010 at 10:04 am

Thankyou Tina, It is easy to forget that a child’s full time job is to discover themselves. They need all the love, encouragement and tools they can get. It is one of my passions; to empower a budding young adult.

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