Over the last few weeks, I have received countless calls from parents and professionals asking me: What do I do?
Because sensitivity doesn’t emerge sweetly or easily at first. It can be fierce and confusing. For example, I had a psychologist contact me about her 11 year-old client who refused to take the subway because of the noise. It was too loud and upsetting for her. Of course, this may not be a big deal if she was visiting New York, but this is her family’s primary mode of transporation. Or how about the mom who is scratching her head because her son, a 7 year-old gifted first grader, refuses to go to school? What does she do? Examples like this are endless because there’s more than just sensitivity going-on.
TURNING STRUGGLE TO STRENGTH
But to help point you in the right direction, I believe every sensitive boy and girl needs a mentor. They need to have someone with a similar nature who has been successful (therapist, teacher, mentor, wise guide) help them to manage their sensitivities, develop emotional and social intelligences as well as life skills. Of course, I love my global mentoring program but this isn’t necessarily a commercial for me – it’s an urging for parents and professionals to find “the right person” to help their child on their path of turning the struggle with sensitivity into a true strength.
What i know for sure is that being highly sensitive and intuitive was given to our children as a gift, not a burden. But to transform it into a true asset these children need to gain skills from someone who has been there and done that. Someone who has already been the alchemist of their life and can show your children how they can navigate this not-so sensitive world with more ease. The path really has been paved, you just need to get them on it.