Parents of highly sensitive kids are accustomed to a look of bewilderment on the faces of relatives, friends and complete strangers – a look that says, Surely he can’t be upset over that!
Whether it's a lack of participation in an event or inclusion into the life of the church, both children and parents are hurt when excluded due to a special need.
High sensitivity (also called Sensory-Processing Sensitivity) has been studied in kids and adults for over 60 years. It’s not a disorder; it’s simply a temperament type – one that’s shared by 20 per cent of the population.
Special needs children simply need more of your time, energy and resources. Still, it's important to help your other children feel you love them as much as the ones who need you more.