Classic signs of a sensitive child
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.”