Maybe your daughter gets a little nervous just before school. Or your son backs out of joining soccer.

They have always been a little nervous around doing new things. Maybe they are sensitive to tags on their shirt, very bright light and never slept past 6:00 AM. Meanwhile, your friend’s kiddos are social butterflies and sleep in long enough to allow them to have their morning coffee. So what, right? Indeed.

They are sensitive. And that’s a beautiful thing. It just makes you worry…. A little. Unsure if they will handle life’s complexities. I commend you for being the parent that takes notice. Not all do. Having a sensitive nervous child means you need to be more on your game. You probably are a bit more

 

Maybe they are sensitive to tags on their shirt, very bright light and never slept past 6:00 AM. Meanwhile, your friend’s kiddos are social butterflies and sleep in long enough to allow them to have their morning coffee. So what, right? Indeed. They are sensitive. And that’s a beautiful thing. It just makes you worry…. A little. Unsure if they will handle life’s complexities. I commend you for being the parent that takes notice. Not all do. Having a sensitive nervous child means you need to be more on your game. You probably are a bit more

I commend you for being the parent that takes notice. Not all do. Having a sensitive nervous child means you need to be more on your game. You probably are a bit more helicoptery. Right? That’s okay too.

Your just keen to your child’s sensitivity and can probably anticipate when they might have a meltdown. However, it is important that we not get in their way of developing and part of developing is letting and encouraging them to take risk. While our sensitive kids need your keen eye for observation, as they grow, they also need

While our sensitive kids need your keen eye for observation, as they grow, they also need ,to sense your trust in them…that they are capable. We should encourage them to take risk and be willing to watch them fall. (And that’s the hard part) And most importantly be there to help them get back up. Take the swing, sing in the performance or simply learn to ride that bike! Take the risk! Encourage them to get back up and try again when they do fall or fail (or just feel like they did).

Sensitive kids are often overly hard on themselves. Just because your child is anxious and sensitive doesn’t mean they should stay in their comfort zone. Actually, with these

Actually, with these children it’s important to encourage them to take risk, obviously within reason, but to venture out into the world with scary anxious sensations and all. It’s crucial that they develop an inner self confidence that they can handle being scared. They need to know that they fall, they can get back up again. Be a role model for your child. Share your scary feelings…like how you did it anyway, and how you fell and got back up again. It’s important. Teaching our sensitive kids to take

It’s important. Teaching our sensitive kids to take risk, accept the scary feelings that come with the risk and doing it anyway is the best training for overcoming worry and anxiety. It’s like building a muscle or training for a sport. The more you train the better you get. And believe it or not, falling off that bike or missing that pitch and STILL getting back up—is even better. It teaches them that they can overcome obstacles. And life is full of them.

It’s like building a muscle or training for a sport. The more you train the better you get. And believe it or not, falling off that bike or missing that pitch and STILL getting back up—is even better. It teaches them that they can overcome obstacles. And life is full of them.