Friends Frenemies Enemies and Navigating social skills with your HSC

 

Friends, frenemies and enemies, Oh my!

Navigating social skills with your HSC can feel like trying to read a map that keeps changing mid-drive.

You know your kid is sensitive, 

So how can you help them navigate through social situations without saying “toughen up!”

Because you’ve tried that already…

It didn’t work… right?

Making friends might be hard for your HSC, so what do you do when they get their heart broken?

Watch to learn how to help your kid through disappointment without telling them to toughen up (because that doesn’t work).

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/talk

For sensitive teens:

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/teentalk 

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When Your HSC's Imagination Runs Wild...

 

Your HSC’s Imagination and Their Emotions: A Recipe for Disaster..?

So, you know your kid is gifted with a rich imagination. 

Instead of just telling your kid that rain makes rainbows, your sensitive kid probably wants to know exactly why that happens…

What purpose it serves…

And how it works.

This is all good and fun, but what happens when their imagination tips to the dark end of the spectrum?

For example, your kid sees a scary commercial advertising a Halloween store opening in your area.

Now they’re afraid of the television… 

Or if your kid is a little older, they see a commercial about a medication for a disease.

The next thing you know, they’re obsessed with looking up symptoms of that disease to make sure they don't have it…

 

Tune in to learn why this is a more serious problem than you think.

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/talk 

For sensitive teens:

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/teentalk...

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What is your HSC's potential?

 

Every week, I talk about parenting sensitive kids and why you need to end the meltdown cycle. This week, I want to do something different.

I want to talk to you about the potential of your Highly Sensitive child and explain how their gift can change the world if they know how to use it. 

To start, let’s discuss why eliminating the meltdown cycle is imperative to your child’s future, and what is possible for their future.

Our mission is to remove suicidal thinking and self-harm behavior for the entire Highly Sensitive population.

Decades of research shows: Sensitive people who grow up in an environment that doesn't fit their emotional needs, which is often due to a mismatch in parenting, develop chronic self harm, aggressive and/or suicidal behaviors. 

So, what IS possible for your family and HSCs future? Tune in to find out.

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How to Prepare your HSC for BAD News

 

If you are staying up past midnight googling “how to tell my kid bad news without them freaking out on me or hating me,” 

This message is for you.

It’s hard enough helping your HSC navigate changes in plans or new circumstances.

How can you possibly prepare them to hear unexpected bad news?!

You can’t control when their favorite teacher quits, or their best friend moves away...

Or being around your aunt who complains about everything and casually brings up devastating news in front of the children...

Or your niece who lost their hamster and won’t stop talking about it…

How can you say “your cousin might be sad today because Spot died” without causing your HSC to meltdown? 

It’s normal to be sad when a pet or loved one passes away, but fearing the meltdown from your HSC is another story.

Tune in while I discuss how to prepare your HSC for surprised BAD news.

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/talk 

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Is it hormones or is my kid Highly Sensitive?

 

As your child grows into a teenager, how do you really feel about it?

No shame here. We were all teenagers once, and it’s safe to say that NONE of us would go back in time to live through puberty again...

Be honest.

Are you holding your breath because you can’t imagine adding hormones on top of mood swings? Or adding their physical appearance on top of the list of preexisting worries?

And the peer pressure… learning how to be yourself and fit in at the same time…

When they already didn’t feel like they fit in…

Watch the video above as I knock out the phrase "It's just hormones, they'll grow out of it!"

Because it's not just hormones, and they won’t grow out of it. It's something else.

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/talk 

For sensitive teens:

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/teentalk 

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Case of the Mondays Myth Busting

 

It’s like that song Manic Monday, except it sounds more like   “....Actually everyday is like this...And I don’t know why my kid is miserable!”   

When your child won’t wake up on time and the meltdown starts before they even open their eyes all the way, dread sits in the back of your throat while you sleep. You can't help but think:

"Tomorrow morning is going to be another s*** show."

Take our client Diana. After 3 years of dealing with major meltdowns, she was worried that her relationship with her HSC (3rd grade) would not survive into adulthood.

Watch LIVE while I bust some myths about meltdowns and what you need to focus on in 3 steps. (Spoiler: it’s not a sleep routine!)

For sensitive children:

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/talk

For sensitive teens:

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/teen-talk

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What To Do When Your HSC Has an Obsession

 

I am declaring war on your Sensitive child’s obsession, because you don’t feel like you can...

I understand why you don’t feel up to that battle. Playing the same song over and over again might stop the emotional eruption, right?

But there is more to your kid wearing the same stinky shoes with holes in the balls of the feet when they have BRAND new ones,

Or spending another family outing with their face buried in their screen...

It’s not about being obsessed.

Let’s break it down so you can create your own reality by changing this pattern at the root.

Tune in as I dissect the Do’s and Don’t in handling your sensitive child’s obsessions.

Book a call with my team: https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/talk

For Sensitive Teens: https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/teentalk 

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Your stinky kid doesn’t want to shower. Now what?

 

You’ve talked to your sensitive kid or teen about why it’s important to bathe and you still have a stinky kid. What gives?

Your instinct as a parent is to tell your child WHY their body needs to stay clean. 

You've read advice like:

“Explain the consequences of not bathing!“

“Just tell them to suck it up!”  

Here’s the thing. It’s never logic that holds your kid back from taking action.

  1. Your HSC already knows why it’s important to bathe... and they know they stink.
  2. Most Highly Sensitive kids and teens are bright... they really do get it.

  3. There is more to your kid than disobeying this mandatory act of self care...

Because you’re not addressing the actual problem...

Watch the video to learn how to help your child get past their hygiene meltdown, and click the link to book a call with my team to end the meltdown cycle for good.

https://www.megghanthompsoncoaching.com/talk

Parents of sensitive teens:

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The REAL Reason Why Your Kid Won’t Let You Take a Vacation

 

You have plans to go on a romantic vacation with your spouse for the first time in years.

 

Your marriage needs this. 

 

When was the last time you REALLY connected, with zero distractions?

 

You try to get away… you’re at dinner, your phone rings… and it’s your kid. Again.

 

Immediate dread.

 

They are hysterical because Nana doesn’t know the password to the iPad.

 

This is the third time they have called in the last hour. 

 

You say, “Why did I even bother?”

 

…What do you do?

 

If this sounds familiar, what if I told you there was an option that didn’t rely on survival-mode parenting? 

 

You need a system, support, accountability, and a plan.

 

Join me LIVE to learn how to stop your HSC from melting down when you have to leave town.

 

If you're ready to break this down with clear, evidenced based playful strategies to create a system that has worked...

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Your HSC has a higher risk of developing a mental health diagnosis

Your Highly Sensitive Child has a higher risk of developing a mental health diagnosis simply because the personality trait is not part of mainstream parent guidance nor covered in graduate school for mental health professionals. 

Be sure to understand WHY your HSC has a diagnosis of Anxiety or ADHD, and isn’t just misdiagnosed because your local provider is not familiar with the trait.

Learn the difference between Highly Sensitive Children, Anxiety, and ADHD in my interview on a summit HERE

The last thing you want to do is put a label on your child’s permanent record that dictates an ineffective path for supporting your child through her major struggles. Working with a professional who is unfamiliar with the Highly Sensitive personality trait is not effective at reducing symptoms of anxiety or determining whether your child is diagnosed effectively. 

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