East Bend: Parenting Highly Sensing (Sensitive) Children

Headshot of Presenter Tammy Goen Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 10/10/2023
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 6:30 PM
 Learn about parenting highly sensing (sensitive) children.

This is an in-person program.

High sensitivity is all about processing things deeply. if you have a child that seems overly concerned about others or her environment, reacts strongly to things others donít worry about, gets distracted easily by noise and busyness around her, seems really picky and perfectionistic, she might be highly sensing (a personality trait, not a disorder).

Highly Sensing children have different needs, as they have different reactions to the world that can seem too much for them. Itís important to be able to recognize sensitive responses and understand that your child may need things structured a bit differently, or at least be allowed to have responses that are different from those of other children.

In this class, youíll learn how to identify whether your child might be highly sensing, how to support him, and how to support yourself. If youíre not highly sensing yourself, you could become frustrated by his behavior or choices or opting out of activities and feel the need to control or set parameters that donít help. You could feel exasperated and confused...Weíll address this and look at expectations and learn tips for making parenting easier to improve your relationship. Highly sensing children have great potential with acceptance and the right support. Letís learn how to support them.

About the Presenter: A Highly Sensing Person (HSP), Tammy understands what it's like to navigate the non-highly sensitive world. She uses a mind-body-spirit focus, the use of art and connection with nature, as well as mindful practices, meditation, energy work and EFT/tapping to help other HSPs to minimize overwhelm and develop self-compassion and self-love, and embrace their trait and move from surviving to thriving.

Sheís a best-selling contributing author, has an app for Highly Sensitivity, and a weekly tv series for HSPs. She works with clients in her home studio outside of Sunriver and online. All of her contact information and resources are found at Direct email: She offers consultation for HS parents and parents with HS children.

Library: East Bend Public Library
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Elsa Hager
Contact Number: 541 312 1062
Presenter: Tammy Goen