This book discusses the characteristics of "high sensitivity" in children and provides us with an innovative parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. With this book, Elaine Aron identifies the trait and shows how the 20 percent of the population born with it are affected. She focuses on highly sensitive children that share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and therefore, encounter the same distinct challenges as they grow up. On the positive side, these qualities can create smart, hard working, creative children, but if they do not have the correct parenting or education, they can become abnormally shy or afraid, or start acting badly. Very few parents and teachers realize why this behavior occurs and consequently, many HSCs are often incorrectly identified as very reserved, timid, or considered "problem children".
Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph. D