No matter how much we love our children... they can embarrass us.
Whether screaming in stores or rude behavior, it's difficult to watch.
On one hand, you never want your child to feel like they've disappointed you.
You obviously don’t want your child to know you’re embarrassed of them.
Yet harsh looks from other parents burn, and meltdowns in public feel like you’re put in a spotlight for the way you parent..
Take a breath.
Acceptance is key.
Feeling embarrassed is normal and human - forgive yourself as you forgive your kid for having the meltdown.
What matters is your HSCs wellbeing, not others' perception of you.
It is also true that it doesn’t have to be this way.
You can accept the emotions you are feeling.
You don’t have to accept the meltdown that is a result of a lack of skill to manage the emotions.
Your kid can learn how to...
The holidays are a glorious time of food, family and gratitude!
But for parents of HSCs, getting to that table brings worries and anxiety.
Last year plays on an endless loop - the dread building each November.
Canceled plans, disrupted meals, stress ruining moments meant for bonding.
Maybe you're still trying to coax your reluctant social butterfly out from their room to mingle.
Or perhaps getting shoes on causes a meltdown because your highly sensitive child struggles with transitions.
Maybe that fall sweater Nana made doesn’t feel just right, so now there's threats to wear it and tears and screaming ensue.
Wherever you feel stuck in the holiday meltdown cycle, know you're not alone.
Major changes in routine layer on stress, and highly sensitive kids feel it doubly.
The meltdowns make family time a minefield.
Have you missed treasured traditions due to pre-meal meltdowns?
Missing out on a food drive at your place of worship, where valuable...
Ugh, sometimes it feels like your kiddos age a decade overnight!
It's wild how fast they seem to grow up before your eyes.
One day they're having fun coloring books and playing pretend, and suddenly they're declaring it all "babyish" and "lame"?
It's so confusing trying to keep up with where they're at.
And strategies that used to soothe them when they were younger just don't cut it anymore.
When they're upset about something, the usual response, "it'll be okay" gets them more worked up instead of calming them down like it used to.
But stepping in too heavy-handedly to try and fix things for them also often backfires and drives them away from you.
So what’s a parent to do?!
How do you continue supporting them through the hard and confusing feelings of growing up without inadvertently making it all worse?
It's downright scary not knowing if as they get older, they'll still be willing to open up to you about what's really bothering them.
Or if they'll prefer to handle...
Feeling inadequate as a parent of a highly sensitive child?
Fearing you’re failing at this crucial role?
The struggles of handling daily meltdowns, power struggles, and misbehavior are real.
Yelling might seem like the only solution, but guilt follows.
As a parent of a highly sensitive child, I know how exhausting it can be to feel like you’re failing at every turn.
Let me re-introduce myself.
My name is Megghan Thompson. I’m a retired child play therapist and transformational parenting coach with over 14 years of experience.
It was a long personal journey to become an expert, and I’ve made it my mission to shorten everyone else’s path to emotion regulation, resilience, and psychological safety in the home.
My team has helped over 700 families learn how to end daily meltdowns in a gentle, compassionate way…
…without yelling, punishing or coddling.
Parents hire us to teach them 5 emotionally intelligent shifts they need to make to help...
I'm not a doctor, but I do understand that what goes into your body affects how you feel.
Kids are especially sensitive.
Mealtimes can be so hard to manage for HSCs, but keeping nutrition balanced is key for behavior and focus.
As Halloween nears, many parents worry.
In my Facebook group the questions pile up:
"My son loves Halloween but crashes after all the candy - how can I avoid a meltdown?"
"Should I let them trick or treat if the sugar will trigger a meltdown?"
"We try limiting sugar normally but Halloween is tough. Do I risk a meltdown saying no or risk a meltdown from overload?"
It's a real dilemma.
If your kiddo struggles after just a small treat, imagine their reaction after a whole bucket of candy!
Here's what I recommend -
Talk to them about expectations.
Set clear guidelines for how much they can have and make a verbal deal.
Even if more comes home, ration it out to prevent overload.
This may not be ideal nutritionally, but it avoids...
Are you a parent whose child is melting down, getting aggressive, shutting down or refusing to follow directions daily?
If so, this is for you...
Parenting gurus, pediatricians, and therapists will tell you you need to wait years for your child to grow out of this or for “treatment” to work.
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We all hear it, constantly!
“Come play with me, come play with me, come play with me!”
Listen, no one understands more than I do that as a busy parent the one of the hardest things to do is step out of your routine and play.
Especially with a Highly Sensitive Child and it’s not always “fun.”
Like when it ends in your highly sensitive child melting down because they didn’t win.
Nope. Forget it!
With life's huge to-do list, play time feels like extra baggage.
But listen up - connection cures what ails that sweet soul.
And playtime heals in ways task-tackling never will.
Play is the child’s language.
If you ever feel like you’re speaking a different language than your HSC, this is your secret weapon!
It's time to lose your inner critic, let your flag fly free, and join the frolic no apologies!
The holidays are approaching and they lend a hand at being playful.
So there’s no time like the present to implement...
Tired of the tug-of-war?
Constant disagreements with your co-parent over your sensitive child?
Fed up with meltdowns controlling your life because you can't agree?
Frustrated with each day that passes as traditional tactics, gentle methods, therapy, you name it - nothing seems to work.
I get it.
Frustration and doubt plague you both.
Divided parenting is draining.
The truth is, you’ve been set up for failure.
Both of you have.
You see other families thriving with tools like rewards charts and time-outs but those very strategies only backfire with yours, leaving everyone in tears.
And while gentle discipline sounded great in theory too, peacefully redirecting them through feelings just isn't realistic in the nuclear meltdown moments nothing can defuse!
It's so confusing watching methods touted as perfect for every kid absolutely flop miserably with yours.
No wonder arguing over "who's right" rages on endlessly -
When both your tried and true...
Lying awake at night, worrying about your sensitive child?
Wondering if you're doing enough to keep them safe and secure?
Questioning every parenting decision you make?
You're certainly not alone in feeling this way.
We speak to a lot of parents who shamefully admit to wondering,
Is there something wrong with my parenting? With my child?
The thoughts just swirl in your head and increase the stress even more.
But as caring as those concerns are, it’s not helping you.
It’s actually hurting you.
See, constant worry takes it’s toll - both on you and on your ability to parent with compassion.
This kind of stress leaves you feeling anxious, insecure and drained.
But there is hope to be found in reframing your approach.
What if instead of worrying, you could empower yourself with techniques…
Techniques that strengthen your child through nurturing their potential, not just minimizing risk…
Do you ever feel like your kid has flaws?
If so … I hear you.
No parent wants to think there’s anything ‘wrong’ with their kid, right?
Or that they somehow need “fixing.”
But unfortunately, society conditions us to think this way.
Then, when you add in comments (sometimes well-meaning, sometimes not) from friends and family members, it’s easy to see your kids’ big emotions as some kind of problem.
But what if they weren’t a problem at all?
What if these were actually reasons to celebrate?
This is a reframe we do with our clients.
And they LOVE it.
Because it takes them from stressed, frustrated and feeling guilty …
To free, empowered, and seeing their HSC in a whole new light.
Your kid has a big heart.
A big heart equals big emotion.
And that’s something to be grateful for.
How many kids do you know who barely show any emotion?
Speaking to them is like getting blood from a stone.
Yet with an HSC, while dealing with...