Kids of all ages are going back to school. The start of the school year signifies the beginning of new classes with different teachers, meeting new friends, and facing fresh challenges. As a kid, I was always highly apprehensive at the start of the school year. I felt stressed and unprepared for all of the changes. To make matters worse, I was not a good student because I found the classroom environment overwhelming. I felt constant pressure. I hated the thought of being scrutinized by others. Taking tests and being judged by the teacher and my classmates was terrifying! I still get chills when I think about it. As a highly sensitive person, I felt extremely self-conscious and anxious. I would always tell my mother…
It’s been a long time since I was in school! I wasn’t a good student. As a highly sensitive person, the education system was very difficult for me. I was afraid to go to school because I felt that I was being watched and criticized all of the time. I didn’t feel comfortable in a group setting. I did my best on individual projects where I could work alone on assignments. Can you or your children relate to this?
There was no information about highly sensitive people at that time. I wish there was! It would have made my school years more productive and enjoyable. My objective is to help others learn more about their high sensitivity from my personal experiences. In this way, I can help individuals and parents learn more about themselves so that they can help their highly sensitive children get the most out of themselves. (more…)
The answer to this question is lifelong learning! As a highly sensitive person, the more I learn, the more I can utilize the good and challenging aspects of myself.
The pursuit of knowledge through lifelong learning, whether it’s learning to play the guitar, speak a foreign language, or prepare a gourmet meal, has wonderful benefits for people of all ages.
“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn…and you will.” ~Vernon Howard, Author
It’s important that highly sensitive people satisfy their intellectual and creative capabilities. Have you ever wanted to learn something new, but didn’t because you felt you had to be a “natural” at it? It’s very common for people to look at those who are successful and how skilled they are at their craft and assume it’s simply something that they’re naturally good at. (more…)