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Let’s talk about sexuality with teenagers

Let’s talk about sexuality with teenagers Frequently, when we talk about sexuality, people tend to equate it immediately with sex. However, we know that they are two different things, though they do relate to one another. We could define sexuality, in the broadest sense, as a form of human communication and as a source of…

How to be Helpful not Harmful: Eating Problems in Adolescence

How to be Helpful not Harmful: Eating Problems in Adolescence Advice for parents Teen girls may turn to unsavoury coping methods when under too much pressure and don’t know how to handle that stress properly. In order for teen girls to thrive, their body image needs to be nurtured and guided-and you as the parent…

TBurnout

Teenage Burnout

Teenage Burnout Burnout Factors for Highly Sensitive Teens (and Teens who learn and think differently) Burnout can happen to anyone. Sports players can burn out. Workers can burn out at work. Students in medical school can burn out. However, kids with different learning styles and perspectives may be more likely to burnout at school because…

My TCK Experience

My TCK Experience Growing up as a Spanish-born, French & British raised third culture child (TCK) with high sensitivity, I felt like a complete outcast.I spent the best part of my childhood living in the suburbs of Paris, in a commuter village outside Disneyland Paris called Magny-le-Hongre. At 7 years old, my parents would drive…

Highly Sensitive Adolescents & Suicide

Highly Sensitive Adolescents & Suicide A highly sensitive person (HSP) is someone with a more sensitive central nervous system than the average person. They are known to have high sensory processing sensitivity (SPS). Believe it or not, this is responsible for their temperament, making them hyper aware of subtleties in their environment, as well as…

Recommendations for teens for a happy & healthy 2022

Recommendations for teens for a happy & healthy 2022 Dear readers, It has been 28 days since the beginning of the New Year. And yes, you’ve heard it all before: “New year, new you”. And while we don’t believe that goal-setting is exclusive to the start of a new year, the start of a new…

Conscious gift giving ideas to express gratitude

Conscious gift giving ideas to express gratitude With Christmas and the holidays approaching, we are officially entering a wonderful time for reflecting over the lived year and expressing gratitude for our loved ones. And this time of the year traditionally comes with making gifts which, as we all know, can be anywhere from a nightmare…

Cultivating Compassion – Towards us and others

Cultivating compassion Towards us and others You Did not Choose your Brain or Complex Environment. We need compassion, because life can be hard sometimes… Compassion begins with a reality check.Evolution has shaped us – we are an emergent, species in the ‘flow of life’ so our brains, with their motives, emotions and competencies are products…

High Sensitivity Adolescents

High Sensitivity Adolescents What is a highly sensitive adolescent? A highly sensitive adolescent or highly sensitive person (HSP) processes information very deeply. High sensitivity processing is a genetic trait which is shared by 20-30% of the general population, and in most classrooms around 20% of children are HSP’s. High sensitivity affects all sensory input, both…