Is your child or teen easily overwhelmed by sensory input, like loud noises, bright lights, and strong smells?

Are they highly sensitive to criticism and judgment?

Does your child notice things that others often miss?

Do they feel things deeply or ask thought-provoking questions?

The trait of sensitivity is found in 15% to 20% of the population and is neither a disorder nor a weakness.

In fact, when sensitive children are nurtured and supported to embrace their temperament, they often become outstanding leaders, counselors, and innovators.

Implementing strategies to support our sensitive children can make a huge difference in their life -- and yours.

In this special class, 20 Questions: Sensitive Kids, family therapist Susan Stiffelman answers pressing questions about sensitive, deeply feeling children and teens.

Each question is time-stamped, so when you watch the replay, you can skip to the questions most helpful to your family!  
Check out Susan's responses to some participant questions in the videos below!
A question about aggressive behavior
A question about fear of new experiences

"I thought I knew a lot about raising a highly sensitive child... but I’ve learned so much in this session. Thank you for sharing so much helpful information!"

-Parent of 5-year-old

"Terrific class—every word! Thank goodness for a recording to review over and over!"

-Parent of 14-year-old

"Our sensitive son has had such a hard time. We feel like we finally know better how to support him. This was a super master class—thank you!"

-Parent of 9-year-old
Your host:

Susan Stiffelman has worked with thousands of parents and children for over 40 years as a family therapist and educator.

Susan offers practical strategies to help parents become the calm, confident "Captain of the ship" through her online classes, trainings, and parenting memberships.

Susan is the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence (an Eckhart Tolle Edition) and the popular Parenting Without Power Struggles podcast. (Over a million downloads!) 

Characteristics of sensitive children:

  • Often overwhelmed by emotions, impacted strongly by feelings of distress in those around them

  • Easily flooded by sensory stimuli, including noise, light, touch, taste, and textures

  • May have a lower tolerance for frustration, change, or transitions

  • Deep thinking, creative, curious, and inquisitive

  • Need downtime after being in stimulating environments

  • May seem rigid, controlling, or perfectionistic

  • Thrive when nurtured and supported; may tend toward depression when overly judged or criticized

  • May appear shy or anxious in unfamiliar situations

  • May appear socially awkward or easily get feelings hurt when they feel rejected

  • Caring, empathic, gentle souls who bring tremendous gifts to our world
Is this a live class?
This session took place on April 4 and now the replay is available.
How long can I listen to the replay?
There is no expiration date on the replay recording. It’s yours to listen to now and in the future!
Who will benefit from this class?

The material covered in this class will help parents of pre-schoolers through teens. If you are a teacher, a relative, or anyone who cares for children, you will also love this session!



Please note:
Class fee is in USD.

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