Amy Vasterling is the only HSC Parenting advisor that provides expert methods from a unique model, she created specifically for parents of a highly sensitive child who want to build lasting bonds with their child and see their HSC thrive in a world where the highly sensitive personality type is seen, valued, and respected. Amy teaches parents to shift their thinking and interactions, often in simple, subtle ways, that help the HSC to claim their own self and identity. Once a parent can do this, they discover that their HSC is their easiest child to parent.
Why Amy does this work: Amy is a highly sensitive person who is raising two highly sensitive children. As a child she could feel something was off or wrong about the way people treat each other but never did she attribute it to being highly sensitive because like many people she didn’t even realize she was. She did realize and feel different all of her life. This is common for highly sensitive people and there is a difference about you in highly sensitive people and animals have a more highly sensitive nervous system.
A note from Amy: Claiming you are highly sensitive or realizing you are may seem like a weakness but I assure you nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is highly sensitives represent 20% of the population and are believed to be the way they are as an evolutionary function. Their awareness of their surroundings requires they process information at a high level. As a result they are natural strategists who tend to stay calm among chaos. The reason is quite possibly they can see the signals more clearly to move people to safety in the event something goes wrong. While others may have never seen the clues.
The other misunderstanding about being highly sensitive is that while we need more time alone to process information and we may well prefer silence to a rock concert we also very likely know more about others than they know about themselves. It’s in our innate nature to be highly intuitive or “know” and rely on this ability so heavily if stripped of it we are in trouble. This is why parenting these children a certain way is essential.