I talk a lot about overcoming problems in these emails.
Ending the meltdowns …
Calming the fights, tears and tantrums …
And I often share how to simply cope with the challenges raising an HSC can bring.
That’s because I know how tough it can be.
But one thing I don’t talk about nearly as much as I maybe should, is how amazing your child can be.
See, HSCs have a TON of potential.
And actually, they have a hidden advantage over other kids, that means they’re often way more likely to succeed.
I know that might be tough to get your head around, if right now you’re only just making it through the day with your sanity intact.
But believe me, by the end of this email, I think you’ll feel differently.
See, being highly sensitive isn’t a ‘problem.’
It’s actually a gift.
And I genuinely believe sensitive kids have the power to change the world.
But only if you do things right.
I was recently talking to a Mom who was new to our program, and on the first call with me she said -
“Megghan, my son is either gonna be president of the USA … Or president of a prison gang.
There’s no middle ground!”
And she’s right.
HSCs do tend to veer toward the extreme ends of the spectrum.
There’s actually a ton of research showing that if sensitive kids grow up in an environment that doesn’t cater to their needs, they channel their emotions negatively.
They lash out, turn to aggression or drugs, engage in self-harming behaviors, and are at a much higher risk of suicide.
This is why it’s so important to parent without judgment or shame, to help your kiddo manage their emotions, and learn the coping mechanisms necessary to thrive.
Because without that, they’ll reach their worst possible potential.
And that’s not something any parent wants to see.
You want to see them making amazing friendships …
Excelling at school …
And getting into relationships, so they can one day start a family of their own, right?
Well, not only do I believe all of this is possible …
I believe -- actually, I know -- they can go on to do way more than this.
The reason for that is because HSCs live at the top of their skill set.
Let me explain what I mean:
For example, your kid may notice every minor detail.
Sure, occasionally that might be annoying, or result in some kind of negative scenario.
But think about it for a second.
When does noticing minor details come in handy?
When you’re a doctor perhaps?
Or a scientist?
Even something like a detective.
Most people who go for these careers have to learn to spot the tiniest details, whereas your kid may do this naturally.
Same with creativity.
Creativity isn't really something you can teach. Not properly, anyway.
It requires a huge amount of emotion.
And what does your kid have buckets of?
That’s right … Emotion.
So the world is open for them to become an artist, composer, or writer.
Maybe even an actor, or director.
Even something like advertising and marketing requires a highly creative brain to think of things like taglines, or tap into a customer’s pain points and desires, or tell a captivating story.
Again, this can be learned.
But someone who’s not highly sensitive is going to have a much tougher time doing so than someone who’s spent their whole life experiencing emotions to their fullest.
So it’s safe to say, your kid has way more potential in certain areas than other children.
Here’s the critical component though -
They can only reach their full potential, and have an amazing career that most only dream of, if they learn to manage their emotions now.
Their sensitivities are undoubtedly a gift when channeled correctly.
But a curse that could hold them back for life if they don’t get on top of them ASAP.
I mean, it doesn’t matter how creative they are and how great an advertisement they could write, if they can’t manage their emotions during a client dinner, or a team meeting.
All the attention to detail in the world won’t help if they can’t communicate their findings, and only make it out the house one morning a week.
That’s why you need to do the hard work now, so they can flourish later.
Don’t get me wrong, when I work with clients, we absolutely do focus on making life better in the here and now.
But unlike many other therapists and coaching companies, we don’t just want to make your life tolerable, or bearable …
We want to make your present situation amazing, and set your kiddo up to truly reach their potential.
Believe me, as tough as it is to see sometimes, they have skills other people pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn, and still don’t get anywhere close.
You owe it to them and yourself to do the work now, so they can put their gifts to use and be truly remarkable later down the line.
And that all starts with booking a call with us.
I know your kiddo has so much potential.
The parents we work with know this too.
But it can be scary to explore that, and to do what’s needed so they could be that artist, doctor or heck, I’m gonna say it -- President of the USA! -- later down the line.
So if you know they have potential …
And if you’re ready to explore that with us, and with them …
Use this link below to book your call, and let’s help your child, together.
Book a call with my team today: https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/talk
For families with high school aged teens: https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/teentalk