It is a big deal to raise kids and takes a lot of hard work. I am not 100% sure, but believe that most of HSP's will have sensitive kids due to their genes. With our life experience and information now out there about HSPs: What advice would we give to future parents raising HSP kids?
I'm not sure, but I think, embracing their sensitivity could be the first step. Teaching them the strengths of being sensitive , and how to be aware of this skill could be helpful too.
I definitely think the point that you made about not being compared is incredibly important. How can you embrace who you are if others are saying that another is better? I have not had children, but when I think of the workplace it is important to embrace everyone's unique strengths. It is important to value diversity of the human spectrum--and that all humans are beautiful.
Krystal I agree.
I think that it's amazing that your mentally preparing yourself and I believe it's a step to understanding. I am also in the same boat where I am also mentally preparing. I saw that book somewhere and wanted to look into it someday, must be a sign lol, thanks for sharing!
"Honor their nature & emotions. Never use harmful language like "toughen up" or "you're too sensitive" and explain to them why the reactions of others along similar lines is a reflection of their own limitations. Create a refuge for them where they are free to "recharge" whenever they need to. Connect them with other sensitive children in a 1:1 setting to encourage sustainable friendship. (If financially possible) select schools that respect the unique nature of HSPs that will allow them to seek refuge when needed"