19 min

Highly Sensitive Kids Family Matters

    • Parenting

Producer Christine Meadows son hates sweats. Refuses to wear them. He only wants to wear jeans to school, to birthday parties, at trampoline parks, and even tobogganing. The seven-year-old says he hates the way sweats feel. So will he one day just get used to it or is he a ‘highly sensitive’ kid? One in five Canadian children are considered highly sensitive. Registered psychologist Tammy Auten-Dye, who has a practice in Ponoka, Alta., helps us understand what the world is like for a highly sensitive kid. Auten-Dye offers up some tips for parents to help their kids cope. You can connect with Tammy Auten-Dye on her Facebook page or website.

Producer Christine Meadows son hates sweats. Refuses to wear them. He only wants to wear jeans to school, to birthday parties, at trampoline parks, and even tobogganing. The seven-year-old says he hates the way sweats feel. So will he one day just get used to it or is he a ‘highly sensitive’ kid? One in five Canadian children are considered highly sensitive. Registered psychologist Tammy Auten-Dye, who has a practice in Ponoka, Alta., helps us understand what the world is like for a highly sensitive kid. Auten-Dye offers up some tips for parents to help their kids cope. You can connect with Tammy Auten-Dye on her Facebook page or website.

19 min

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