Clas­sic signs of a sen­si­tive child

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Specialreport -

HE RE­SPONDS STRONGLY WHEN OTH­ERS CRY.

“He has a strong emo­tional sen­si­tiv­ity to oth­ers and their feel­ings,” says Sa­man­tha.

HE IS EX­TREMELY CARE­FUL.

“Sen­si­tive chil­dren are usu­ally very cau­tious, so if he does some­thing ad­ven­tur­ous, re­spond pos­i­tively and en­cour­age him.”

HE IS SE­LEC­TIVE ABOUT WHAT HE WILL WEAR.

“If your tod­dler will only wear shorts, that’s fine, as long as it doesn’t in­ter­fere with his life.”

HE RE­SPONDS BET­TER TO POS­I­TIVE RE­IN­FORCE­MENT.

“Praise him when he does some­thing good, in­stead of al­ways telling him off. Sticker charts are a good idea and work from a young age.”

HE PREFERS QUIET PLAY.

“A sen­si­tive in­fant is very ob­ser­vant and in­tu­itive and can get over­whelmed at a busy play­group.”

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