Parent Education


The Importance of Parental Support

Parenting an HSP, HI, or EI child can be daunting, especially if the parents do not share their children's unique personality traits. These children and adolescents possess surprising wisdom, deep empathy, naturally sharp intuition, and enormous creativity that extends beyond their years. They are deeply reflective, sensitive to subtleties in their environments, creative, and conscientious. They may experience fear, shame, anxiety, and depression if their personality traits are not accepted and nurtured by their parents. If these children are raised with parental understanding and care that respond to their unique personality traits, they can grow up to be healthy, happy, and well-adjusted adults.

How To Support Your Gifted Child

Recognizing that HSP, high intuition, and emotional intensity define personality traits and not an illness, syndrome, or disorder, it becomes much easier to accept how special your child truly is. These are wonderful traits that will stand your child in good stead for being an empath and a leader as he or she grows into adulthood. Nurturing this trait as a parent and helping your child to understand and embrace it will go a long way toward preventing anxiety, shame, addiction, and depression in adolescence or adulthood.

I work with parents to help them better understand these personality traits:

  • What it means to be an HSP, HI, or EI child

  • Neurodiversity

  • The science of sensory processing sensitivity and emotional intensity

  • Strengths and challenges of an HSP, HI, or EI child

  • Common misconceptions

  • Emotional and physical manifestations of stress

  • Ways to support your HSP, HI, or EI child at home or in school

  • The vocabulary, tools, and information to talk to teachers and school administrators

  • How to address anxiety and emotional outbursts

  • Helping your child learn to trust and use their strong intuition

  • How to identify your child's particular stressors

  • How to help your child set achievable goals

  • How to talk effectively to an HSP, HI, or EI child

  • Helping your child understand what he or she can and cannot control

  • Teaching self-advocacy and boundaries

  • How to face changes and transitions

  • How to prevent and manage overstimulation